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Mayor Nutter on government transparency, city CTO and business retention

Jul. 30, 2010 9:06 am

Mayor Nutter on government transparency, city CTO and business retention

Since we launched a year-and-a-half ago, we’ve not only watched, but followed as closely as we could City of Philadelphia technology policy. Even in our short tenure covering all that is involved — like municipal information technology, government transparency, citywide broadband network infrastructure, economic policy and much, much more — we’ve been witness to a […]
City Council bill would make IT permanent part of city government civic

Feb. 8, 2010 10:38 am

City Council bill would make IT permanent part of city government

Councilman Bill Green and five members of City Council have co-sponsored legisilation that would create a permanent Charter position for a Chief Information Officer and would consolidate all of the city’s Information Technology resources under the Division of Technology. The legislation would require the CIO to report directly to the Mayor and to create an […]
Nutter gives Allan Frank greater control of city’s IT uncategorized

Jul. 21, 2009 8:30 am

Nutter gives Allan Frank greater control of city’s IT

Philly Rocket Man Allan Frank has gone from Philadelphia’s chief information officer to chief technology officer and the staff he oversees has more than tripled to 520. The reorganization of the city’s Division of Technology comes with Mayor Michael Nutter’s ninth executive order of the year, as reported by Marcia Gelbert on the Inquirer’s Heard […]
Friday Tech Links: Glowing report on Ben Franklin Tech Partners called out plus more business

Jul. 3, 2009 8:30 am

Friday Tech Links: Glowing report on Ben Franklin Tech Partners called out plus more

In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here. The state budget deadline came and, like every other year of Gov. Ed Rendell’s tenure, it went by without a completed plan. This year, though, the […]
Friday Tech Links: Philly tax criticism, Webby awards and more

Jun. 12, 2009 8:30 am

Friday Tech Links: Philly tax criticism, Webby awards and more

In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here. Philadelphians are the highest taxed people in the United States. So says eminent Philadelphia Daily News legacy columnist John Baer. That’s enough to crack any red-blooded […]
Profit and conscious with new South Philadelphia incubator business

Jun. 2, 2009 2:30 pm

Profit and conscious with new South Philadelphia incubator

They’re going to incubate profitable good works. That’s much the angle of GoodCompany Ventures, which opened its Philadelphia Naval Yard Business Center offices with a ribbon-cutting ceremony highlighted by appearances from Mayor Michael Nutter and Chuck Lacy, a former president of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, yesterday. All the startups they take in will be […]
Events highlights for the week of May 25 – May 31, 2009

May. 25, 2009 10:26 am

Events highlights for the week of May 25 – May 31, 2009

While you rested in your Memorial Day beverage- and feast-induced slumber, we couldn’t wait to wake up this morning and get cracking on this week’s event highlights. Why? Because we love you. Not to mention we’re hoping to check out of here by noon, planning to feed off of leftovers in days to come, and […]
City launches Web site to track stimulus spending uncategorized

May. 12, 2009 12:43 pm

City launches Web site to track stimulus spending

The City of Philadelphia has launched a Web site dedicated to keeping track of Philly’s stake in the federal economic stimulus package, according to an update posted to the city’s Twitter account. Much like the state’s stimulus accountability Web site announced in March, the city will identify projects and initiatives that it is potentially eligible […]
Editorial: City government calls for tech support uncategorized

May. 5, 2009 11:30 am

Editorial: City government calls for tech support

Here’s a test. Just how innovative and influential, forward-thinking yet practical is the technology community in Philadelphia? Because you’re being challenged. We’re still reeling from a presentation that Allan Frank, the city’s chief information officer, gave at a meeting of Refresh Philly Monday night. The Nutter administration is investing $100 million during the next four […]
City CIO’s $100 million Digital Philadelphia vision

May. 4, 2009 11:48 pm

City CIO’s $100 million Digital Philadelphia vision

The Nutter administration will invest $100 million during the next four years in city technology, according to plans unveiled tonight by Philadelphia Chief Information Officer Allan Frank. How they will is far less clear. Frank unveiled his vision for a Digital Philadelphia Monday evening in front of a crowd of more than 75 members of […]