Bill Oates

Boston University develops smart city cloud platform


Researchers at Boston University will begin work on a new smart city cloud platform designed to streamline and strengthen multiple municipal functions that could become a model for large and small cities to use across the nation.

CIO: Boston moves email to Google Apps


Writing for the Google Enterprise Blog, Bill Oates, Boston’s chief information officer who will soon leave to become Massachusetts CIO, said the city moved the email of all city employees to the Google Platform.

Challenges face new CIOs in Oregon, Massachusetts


Both Oregon and Massachusetts announced changes to their information technology leadership last week in moves that will ultimately affect three states going forward.

Boston's Oates to become next Massachusetts CIO


Boston Chief Information Officer Bill Oates will become the new CIO for Massachusetts early next year following the resignation of John Letchford.