City technology leaders will cover various aspects of the plan that relate to our shared work around issues like communitytechnology, bolstering transparency and supporting civic hackers,digital literacy, entrepreneurism in the civic innovation industry, data-driven solutions, and other areas of interest to our group.
Joining us will be Brenna Berman, Chief Information Officer and Commissioner of the Department of Innovation and Technology; John Tolva, Chief Technology Officer of the City of Chicago, and Lachlan Tidmarsh, Chief Information Officer of Chicago Public Schools.
This technology plan includes the work of many members of this group, and that’s no accident. The work that we do, and the things that we care about, are now included in a comprehensive plan that is official policy of the City of Chicago. This will be a great time to review the plan in detail and talk about how our own projects relate to this work. Here’s some starter-offer places on the Web:
- Mayor Emanuel Releases City of Chicago’s First Ever Technology Plan — Mayoral press release announcing the plan
- The Chicago Tech Plan: Building a Model for Cities and Technology — post from Sean Thornton, Research Fellow for Harvard’s Data-Smart City Solutions who serves as a researcher, archivist, and documentarian of the Chicago Department of Innovations and Technology’s efforts to build a smarter, more efficient city government.
- Smart Chicago Collaborative and the City’s Technology Plan — a post covering the various initiatives in which Smart Chicago plays a key role
- Englewood Codes Recognized in Chicago Tech Plan — post covering the work of founding OpenGovChicago member Demond Drummer
- Reddit Chicago Discussion of the Tech Plan — description speaks for itself 🙂