Data is the currency of the future: City Data Officer Mark Headd - Technical.ly Philly

Civic

Nov. 1, 2013 12:30 pm

Data is the currency of the future: City Data Officer Mark Headd

Watch interviews with Headd and other city officials talking about the city's innovation efforts, like community engagement project PhillyRising, computer lab network KEYSPOT and the city's involvement with hackathons.

Mark Headd spoke at this year's Code for America Summit about how Philadelphia using Github to rethink procurement. Photo via Code for America.

Chief Data Officer Mark Headd is working toward making Philadelphia rich in data.

“Data is the currency of the future,” he said, “and increasingly, it’s the currency of the present.”

Below, watch interviews with Headd and other city officials talking about the city’s innovation efforts, like community engagement project PhillyRising, computer lab network KEYSPOT and the city’s involvement with hackathons. Appearances by John Farrell of PhillyRising and Andrew Buss of KEYSPOT, among others.

The video, by local firm Skout Media, is the second in a series on innovation. Watch the first here. It’s part of the Nutter administration’s effort to brand the city as a place that embraces change, or, as Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid put it, “an innovation-friendly city.”

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

What is open science?

Meet the 17 people tasked with advising Philly on smart city best practices

If elected, this 26-year-old scientist could bring a STEM voice to City Council

SPONSORED

Philly

Why Deacom’s team prioritizes collaboration and continuous improvement

Philadelphia, PA

Linode

Product Marketing Manager

Apply Now
Blue Bell, PA

Pinnacle 21

Senior Software Engineer

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

PromptWorks

Senior UX Designer

Apply Now

Live streaming and in-app gifting helped Meet Group beat its 2018 revenue goals

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation gets $100K to ease access to childhood cancer data

Breaking: Philadelphia is restructuring its Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation

SPONSORED

Philly

Engineers have Vistar Media’s Philly office all to themselves

Philadelphia, PA - Center City

Odessa

Sr. Business Analyst – Bilingual (Spanish)

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Linode

Senior Software Engineer – Kubernetes

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Linode

Software Development Engineer in Test

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!