Kevin Lyons learned nerdy things in two different PhD programs (and from startup mistakes) so you don’t have to. Now he is a sought after keynote speaker and educator on government topics - because after 28 years of governance education from Nobel prize winners and top practitioners, he can finally explain all political philosophy in terms of pizza and beer. He is Co-Founder and Chief Scientist for Governance Sciences Group, and co-inventor of the FlashVote survey system that collects statistically valid community input in 48 hours to help local governments make better decisions in more than 25 states. He has formal training from the Business and Public Policy Ph.D. Program at UC Berkeley, and from the Chemical Engineering Ph.D. program at UCSB, where he also learned to surf.