Monday, January 31, 2011

The Mayor at Harvard's KSG Tonight

Mayor Joe Curtatone will be speaking about Somerville's SomerStat program at Harvard University's Kennedy School on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m.
He will be joined by the MBTA Director of Innovation Josh Robin who will speak about the MBTA Open Data Initiative in a seminar titled 'Put the "Tech" in Technocrat: Using Technology to Empower Citizens and Improve Local Governance' at the Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building at the corner of JFK and Eliot streets.
The speakers will talk about their award-winning programs and discuss how local government utilizes technology to improve their performance, and how to increase citizen participation and access citizen expertise.
SomerStat uses innovative techniques to analyze real-time data to transform both the city’s internal management and resident services.
The MBTA’s Open Data Initiative sparked a flood of innovation by releasing its data to the broader public to encourage the development of apps, websites, etc.
This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School's Urban Policy PIC, the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.

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