John Paul Farmer
New York City published a strategy to keep its IoT fair
A new guide published by New York City Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer aims to serve the city's communities equally and fairly.
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.
NYC names deputy broadband CTO to lead 'internet master plan'
New York City announced a new deputy broadband CTO to lead the implementation of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Internet Master Plan, which is designed to bring universal broadband to New York City.
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.