New York City appoints data strategy director as acting analytics officer
Martha Norrick, data director in the Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity, will serve as the acting citywide chief analytics officer and open platform officer.
Wake County, N.C., CIO to join software giant SAP
Bill Greeves, Wake County's chief information officer, chief innovation officer and deputy county manager, will depart for a role at software company SAP in February.
NYC analytics lead Kelly Jin departs for Knight Foundation
Kelly Jin, who joined the New York City government in 2018, has accepted a role with the Knight Foundation, supporting communities recovering from the pandemic.
New York City announces winners of mental health innovation challenge
New York City will pilot a pair of mental health resources — a comic book and a health management system — in two underserved communities.
VR, digital assistants among projects in first STIR Labs cohort
Challenges surrounding climate change, transportation, housing and civic technology will be addressed by 17 research partnerships starting in February.
Pandemic was 'stress test' for data office, says Kansas City official
Kate Bender, Kansas City, Missouri’s deputy performance officer, said the pandemic last year confirmed the power of data in improving governance.
Bloomberg Philanthropies launches COVID-19 challenge
The organization will award $1 million to 15 cities that develop the best innovations created in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
San Diego appoints its first chief innovation officer
San Diego's director of performance and analytics, Kirby Brady, will add chief innovation officer to her job title, expanding the city's work with data.
With new support, Brown Girls Code plans expansion to additional cities
The nonprofit will receive additional support this year from the consulting group Ignite Cities, furthering its mission to close the gender and diversity gaps in the technology sector.
Baltimore relaunches open data portal on Esri platform
Officials said the new platform will help officials present data to the public in more engaging and helpful ways.