Tom Schenk

Chicago mayor proposes massive overhaul of city's IT operations

by • 3 years ago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's proposal would merge the city's IT agency with the department that manages vehicles and buildings, which the city's former chief data officer called a "terrible decision."

Chicago Chief Data Officer Tom Schenk steps down

by • 4 years ago

Schenk oversaw a city data division that encouraged open data use, built tools to automate government functions, and helped nurture a sidewalk-level network of Internet of Things devices.

Chicago readies release of free open data platform on AWS Marketplace

by • 6 years ago

The city's IT department is poised to post its "OpenGrid" software to Amazon Web Services' servers, where any government can download and use it for free.