Philadelphia to explore city-branded cryptocurrency
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
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
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
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
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
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.