John Paul Farmer
Trust and engagement are key for post-pandemic 'smart cities'
A city can only be smart if residents can access and trust its technology, New York City CTO John Paul Farmer said during the Smart Cities Live conference.
New York City graduates first class of pandemic innovation fellows
A class of 14 technologists helped the city complete several initiatives, including broadband mapping and a data dashboard to track hate crimes across the five boroughs.
Private NYC coalition to share data with city for pandemic recovery
Eleven tech companies, nonprofits and community organizations have agreed to share their data with the city as agencies strive to understand the coronavirus pandemic's effects and how they can mitigate them.
NYC commits $157 million to expanding broadband infrastructure
The city more than doubled its previous financial commitment to closing the digital divide as it attempts to bring internet access to 600,000 poorly connected New Yorkers.
New York delivers 10,000 tablets to elderly to close digital divide
The city's chief technology officer said the program will help connect some of the New Yorkers most threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York City unveils 'Internet Master Plan' for universal broadband access
Through tight coordination across city bureaucracy and an open invitation to private industry to build, the city is pinning high hopes on a new comprehensive plan to connect every resident to the internet.
Digital services can restore trust in government, NYC official says
New York City CTO John Paul Farmer said that as public trust in government has plummeted, agencies like his can play a key role in bridging the gap.
New York City hires Obama administration tech adviser as CTO
John Paul Farmer, one of the founders of the White House's popular Presidential Innovation Fellows program, is also a former professional baseball player.