We all know it: the tech scene in Philly is hot right now. And I’m not just talking about the N3RD Street tech start-up corridor in old city. I’m talking about our entire city government.
Through MBA classes here at Temple and other special events thrown by the Fox School of Business’s Department of Management Information Systems, such as last year’s Big Data Conference, I’ve been blown away by the power and opportunity that transparency and access to data provides. When mixed with city government, that power and opportunity just explodes.
Check out Chief Data Officer Mark Headd (who I met last year from his speaking engagement at last year’s Big Data Conference – exciting!) “throwing the gauntlet down” in his radio talk with Maiken Scott about his desire for Philly to be the most transparent city in the country. (As an added bonus, Bob Moul, CEO of Artisan located off N3RD street, is featured in another of WHYY’s #innovateRT series on local tech innovators – another great Philadelphia tech leader to follow!)
What do you think about what Mark had to say about governmental transparency?