Nigel Jacob is the Co-Chair for the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, Massachusetts. Mayor Thomas M. Menino founded the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in 2010 as Boston’s civic innovation incubator. With an extensive background in collaborative, citizen-facing technology projects, Nigel also serves as Mayor Menino's advisor on emerging technologies. In both of these roles, Nigel works to develop new models of innovation for cities in the 21st century. Prior to joining the City of Boston in 2006, Nigel worked for and launched a series of technology start-ups in the Boston area.