Creativity + Productivity: How to Get Your Work Done and Still Be Innovative

Lunch Keynote Session
Wednesday, May 11 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET
Attendees Can Earn 1 CPE Credit

Innovation is just a great idea if it isn’t supported by a good culture and process. In this keynote, you will hear from author Nicholas Kittle about how to create truly sustainable innovation, innovation that actually has the power to transform the way we work. He will share his experiences in government and how he has been able to create innovative cultures within agencies.


Nick is the author of the #1 best-selling innovation book Sustainovation and spent 15 years in local government, most recently as a Chief Innovation Officer. Nick won three national innovation awards and founded one of the first five local government innovation offices in the country. During his government career, Nick directed 17 different divisions and developed over 65 unique or first-of-its-kind pilot projects, while directly generating $7.8 M in savings and pioneering the concept of Innovation Value. Since launching in 2017, the principles of Sustainovation, and the lessons of Team Us,have inspired and empowered communities across the world.   

Nick founded innovation offices in a variety of political climates and geographies across the US, and consulted with cities such as Kansas City, Austin, Scottsdale and San Jose on government innovation. He has written and spoken extensively as a government thought leader and motivator, including pieces for the Harvard Government Innovators Network, Alliance for Innovation, Exago, and Governing Magazine, as well as podcasts with StrongTowns, National Research Center and ELGL. 

Nick now keynotes and trains across the country on building SustainovationTM in government and visited 50 different communities in 2019 to help them transform their mindset. Nick is a dynamic TEDx speaker (Life 2.0), national keynote and government performance and innovation coach from Colorado, delivering a powerful message—and in his main time, he is a father, husband, photographer, BBQ champ and avid disc golfer.