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Philadelphia to explore city-branded cryptocurrency

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Philadelphia CIO Mark Wheeler said Mayor Jim Kenney has given his approval to start considering a relationship with CityCoins, which has also minted digital currencies for Miami and New York.

How the COVID-19 pandemic pushed cities toward inclusive technology

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Winners of the 2020 LocalSmart awards for city executives say the pandemic forced city technology to become more inclusive and equitable.

Philadelphia's first 'Pitch & Pilot' aims to reduce waste with tech

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The city is offering little direction to potential applicants, hoping to encourage creativity in their proposals to eliminate waste and litter.

Philadelphia revitalizes 'smart city' plan with change management

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As The City of Brotherly Love works to get smarter, city CIO Mark Wheeler says governance and strategic planning are key.

Philadelphia releases 'landmark' dataset of city payments

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Following a yearlong multi-agency effort, the city has published what transparency advocates consider one of the most important accountability tools available.

Philadelphia names Mark Wheeler as permanent CIO

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Wheeler, a longtime public servant who had been the interim CIO, says diversity, the issue that first opened the chief information officer's seat, belongs in the city's technology agency.

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