Ahead of this month's "Rise" conference, we check in with a major investor giving small startup cities a boost, a former chief data officer offering advice and an open gov advocate challenging "civic tech" to rethink itself.
A native of Cincinnati and a graduate of Boston University, he previously worked for civic engagement group Nextdoor.com and SEO firm SEER Interactive. Betagole will work on data-informed decision making for Technical.ly.
Originally from San Francisco, Zack Seward was most recently an innovations reporter with WHYY in Philadelphia and is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.
According to Gartner, big data will create 4.4 million jobs by 2015. However they note that there simply aren't enough data-savvy applicants to go around and only one-third of these jobs will be filled.