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Tim Wisniewski, Philly’s new Chief Data Officer, on his top 3 priorities civic

Jul. 15, 2014 7:30 am

Tim Wisniewski, Philly’s new Chief Data Officer, on his top 3 priorities

In the waning years of the Nutter administration, how does Wisniewski plan to advance the mayor's open data policy? From more public-facing apps to an "Open Data Census," here's his game plan.
Philly Prisons taps FastFWD startup fighting recidivism with tablets business

Jun. 9, 2014 8:00 am

Philly Prisons taps FastFWD startup fighting recidivism with tablets

As part of a $30,000 contract, Philadelphia Prison System inmates will be able to rent out tablets from Jail Education Solutions and use Edovo, its rewards-based educational software.
These 3 FastFWD companies will run pilots with the City of Philadelphia business

Jun. 4, 2014 4:39 pm

These 3 FastFWD companies will run pilots with the City of Philadelphia

Jail Education Solutions, Textizen and Village Defense each completed FastFWD, the Bloomberg Foundation-backed, public-private accelerator focused on companies tackling the issue of public safety.
Meet the City of Philadelphia’s new mapping chiefs civic

May. 29, 2014 9:30 am

Meet the City of Philadelphia’s new mapping chiefs

When Jim Querry left the City of Philadelphia after nearly 20 years of leading its mapping technology efforts, Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid decided to rethink the city's GIS (geographic information systems) strategy.
Use this site to tell a city commission about your experience with L&I civic

May. 20, 2014 11:30 am

Use this site to tell a city commission about your experience with L&I

Driven by last year's deadly Market Street building collapse, the Nutter administration formed a commission to study the way Licenses & Inspections does business.
SHIFT_DESIGN: FastFWD company makes pop-up buildings for vacant lots business

May. 19, 2014 10:30 am

SHIFT_DESIGN: FastFWD company makes pop-up buildings for vacant lots

SHIFT_DESIGN is one of ten companies that recently completed FastFWD, the social entrepreneurship accelerator backed by a $1 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant. Each company demoed last Friday at First Round Capital.
N.J. to pay online marketing firm Webimax $12M over 10 years to move to Camden business

May. 6, 2014 12:00 pm

N.J. to pay online marketing firm Webimax $12M over 10 years to move to Camden

It originally planned to move to Delaware, after Delaware governor Jack Markell called Webimax CEO Kenneth Wisnefski to lure him to the state.
Watch City Council hearing about IT business competitiveness civic

May. 5, 2014 8:30 am

Watch City Council hearing about IT business competitiveness

Five Philadelphia technology community representatives testified before the City Council Committee on Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy in April. Watch the testimony and hear what was reported to Council.