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.
Kansas City data chief takes budgeting role with Houston suburb
Eric Roche, who served five years as Kansas City, Missouri’s first chief data officer, is now the chief budget officer in Pearland, Texas, where he said data will still play a central role in his work.
Kansas City, Kansas, adds digital services as health crisis closes offices
The city expanded its mobile app to keep residents connected to government services while physical offices are closed
Five cities team up to uncover economic-development innovations
Local governments in five states will share best practices and new ideas to boost economic development and improve civic engagement.
Kansas City, Missouri, lowers emphasis on 'smart city' projects
Alexander Braszko, the outgoing innovation chief, said his role is being eliminated in favor of a 12-member board appointed by a mayor who's been skeptical of smart-city projects.
Global 'smart city' network promises enhanced collaboration
A new institute will enhance collaboration and communication between hundreds of technology-focused city officials from around the world.
Outgoing Kansas City CIO to lead 'smart cities swat teams'
Bob Bennett announces his successor and his new consulting position with the urban-development magazine and research group Cities Today.
After 'transformative' term, Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett to depart
The Missouri city CIO will leave government in April after three years of "smart city" work that he says has finally paid off.
Rentable doghouses, zoning code visualizations among tech featured in Kansas City's new class of innovative startups
Rescue operations, sewer health and energy efficiency also are fuel for ideas in the 2018 Innovation Partnership Program.