Scott Shapiro

Consultant, MetroNet
Former Chief Innovation Officer, City of Lexington


Scott consults with MetroNet, the fiber-to-the-home company that provides gigabit internet services to more than 40 cities in three states.

Prior to working with MetroNet, Scott served two terms with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray as the city’s Chief Innovation Officer. In that role, he initiated Lexington’s successful Gig project, which resulted in the deployment of a $100M citywide fiber-optic network, making Lexington the nation’s largest gigabit city. He also discovered a new species of city – the University City – and he writes and speaks about the concept’s implications for Lexington, its peers, and aspiring University Cities. And Scott managed the mayor’s reform effort of the city’s long-troubled police and fire pension system, called “the most effective pension reform in the country” by the city’s actuary and “a template for fixing America’s public pensions” by Bloomberg Markets.

Scott has an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and, as a side project, created and taught a course titled City Innovation at the University of Kentucky.



April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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