Jascha Franklin-Hodge

Former Boston CIO named 'chief of streets'

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Mayor Michelle Wu named Jascha Franklin-Hodge, who was city CIO from 2014 to 2017, to the role that oversees transportation and public works.

Boston CIO Jascha Franklin-Hodge moves on

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In January, the IT leader will leave behind a host of initiatives that helped to transform civic engagement in city government.

Uber’s open data platform needs some work before government can get excited

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At least one government IT leader says the ride-hailing company's foray into open data is admirable, but needs a few upgrades before it can be useful for transportation planners.

Boston's newest website uncovers troubled rental properties

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Housing violations, complaints and requests are drawn up from the city's open data portal with a new web interface supplied by the technology department.

Pursuing digital engagement, Boston closes in on its next chief digital officer

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After the exit of Laurent Lockwood, the city is looking for the right combination of expertise, ingenuity and understanding in its next candidate.

Boston spends $10 million to expand fiber to schools, housing, city buildings

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A rare procurement arrangement will open vendors to bid on chunks of the network, which will serve the city on an open-access model.

Boston mayor appoints city’s first chief data officer

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Former Democratic National Committee data chief Andrew Therriault will lead the city’s data efforts and analytics team.

Boston tests API approach to develop new permitting site

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The city is rolling out a new online portal for construction permits, but the new site could also represent a fundamental shift in how Boston does business.

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