Tom Schenk

Chicago mayor proposes massive overhaul of city's IT operations

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot's proposal would merge the city's IT agency with the department that manages vehicles and buildings, which the city's former chief data officer called a "terrible decision."

Chicago Chief Data Officer Tom Schenk steps down

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Schenk oversaw a city data division that encouraged open data use, built tools to automate government functions, and helped nurture a sidewalk-level network of Internet of Things devices.

Chicago readies release of free open data platform on AWS Marketplace

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The city's IT department is poised to post its "OpenGrid" software to Amazon Web Services' servers, where any government can download and use it for free.

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