Boston Appoints First Chief Data Officer

Boston’s first chief data officer will be Andrew Therriault, an annoucement Mayor Martin Walsh made May 25. Most recently, Therriault served as director of data science for the Democratic National Committee. He also has previous experience and training in machine learning and network analysis, skills he said he will bring to his role within Boston’s Citywide Analytics Team, reporting to CIO Jascha Franklin-Hodge. “The Citywide Analytics Team is an invaluable asset, helping to keep Boston at the forefront of data-driven solutions that provide excellent services to the people of Boston,” Walsh said. Boston’s data efforts are many and include CityScore, executive data dashboards to monitor city performance, a hazard information platform for firefighters called Building Intelligence System, and a data-sharing agreement with Waze to improve traffic flow in the city.…


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