Boston seeks chief data officer
Boston is searching for its first chief data officer. The CDO will be charged with advancing the city’s leadership in data-driven government and expanding its efforts of incorporating more visualizations and analytics into city operations.
In addition to leading Boston’s Citywide Analytics Team, the CDO will also be tasked with working with other chiefs and commissioners to spread the use of data analytics in the city and collaborate with outside partners, according to the city’s announcement.
The Citywide Analytics Team also released its first Year-in-Review, which highlights successful programs that have demonstrated how data was used to improve government operations and community engagement.
The team led more than 12 data-driven projects, including the recent launch of CityScore, which gathers performance metrics from city departments and provides an overall score for the city, the Building Intelligence System that gives firefighters real-time hazard data while en route to a scene and a city partnership with Waze to track traffic patterns and increase road safety. The city plans to expand the team’s efforts with the opening of this leadership role.
Posted by Amanda Ziadeh on Feb 19, 2016 at 1:52 PM