Ted Lehr is a part-time Lecturer in Computer Science and an IT Data Architect with the City of Austin. He is part of Austin’s Smart City team, advising on technology, business partnerships and the use of data for better services, more open government, and development of entrepreneur opportunities and other private sector opportunities. He is also the staff member facilitating the Mayor’s Office TechHire workforce initiative. He is facilitating or participating in several university-industry-city research collaborations. Ted has published over 20 articles and has spoken on many industry panels regarding open data entrepreneurship, research and smart cities. Texas State awarded him Outstanding Part-Time Faculty in 2015 for the quality of his teaching and research outreach. Ted has over 20 years of experience in the private sector in large and small companies. He received his Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon-University.