Tom Schenk

Chicago mayor proposes massive overhaul of city's IT operations


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


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


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.