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Mark Headd is Philadelphia’s first Chief Data Officer

Philadelphia just named its first Chief Data Officer: Mark Headd, according to a tweet by city CIO Adel Ebeid, who, as an aside, either tweets in third-person or has someone else handling the account. Headd, a familiar face in Philly’s tech and civic hacking scene, was hired by Code for America just this past spring […]

Philadelphia just named its first Chief Data Officer: Mark Headd, according to a tweet by city CIO Adel Ebeid, who, as an aside, either tweets in third-person or has someone else handling the account.

Headd, a familiar face in Philly’s tech and civic hacking scene, was hired by Code for America just this past spring to lead its governmental relations efforts. While his position involved extensive travel, his office was based in Philly.

He’s no stranger to the public sector, having started his career in Delaware and New York state government. He currently lives in Wilmington, Del.

We’ll have more information on the hire and Headd’s plans soon. Next up for the city on its data path is to pull together a governance board.

Previously: City Hall is close to naming its first Chief Data Officer, has two final candidates

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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