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Department of Innovation & Technology

The Department of Innovation and Technology is the City of Boston’s enterprise technology organization that provides solutions to empower business partners across City departments and deliver services more efficiently and effectively. DoIT is focused on connecting the City, engaging and empowering citizens, improving business processes, working collaboratively and continuously innovating.

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    Mayor Walsh to Appoint Jascha Franklin-Hodge as Chief Information Officer

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that Jascha Franklin-Hodge will serve as the City’s new Chief Information Officer. Franklin-Hodge will lead the City’s efforts to enhance online service delivery, empower City employees with effective digital tools, and improve access to technology and the Internet for all Boston neighborhoods.

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    City of Boston Receives Awards for Technology Achievement from the Public Technology Institute

    The Public Technlogy Institute awarded The City of Boston with two awards at its 2013-2014 PTI Solutions Awards.


    The awards recognize the city’s BostonMaps as the winner in the Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) category and the Boston Goes Google Project as the winner in the IT & Telecommunications category. This annual competition recognizes PTI members who demonstrate how they use technology to innovate, solve problems, reduce costs, and improve services and internal operations.

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    Boston Social Included in Government Technology's 2014 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public-Sector Innovation

    Cheryl Fiandaca, Public Information Bureau Chief of the Boston Police Department and Lindsay Crudele, Community and Social Technology Strategist of DoIT, were recognized by Government Technology for their social media efforts during the events of 2013, including the Boston Marathon bombings and extreme weather.

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    Boston is Named #1 Digital City in America

    The Center for Digital Government’s 13th Annual Digital Cities Survey has ranked the City of Boston as the #1 Digital City with a population over 250,000. The win placed Boston ahead of other top ten finishers such as Philadelphia, Chicago, Raleigh, Austin and Los Angeles.

    Boston city government was recognized for its efforts to engage and connect with constituents using mobile technology and social media; its Tech Goes Home project; its Open Government platform; and more.

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    Internship Opportunities with DoIT

    The Department of Innovation and Technology is offering competitive, paid and unpaid internships to qualified applicants. Learn about the emergence of innovation in municipal government while gaining hands-on experience and on-the-job training.

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    Citizens Connect App

    The Citizens Connect App helps residents and visitors to make Boston neighborhoods even better by reporting problems, such as potholes, to City government.

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    Street Bump: Help Improve Your Streets

    Street Bump is a mobile app that helps identify potholes by recording "bump" data, providing the City with real-time information to help improve roads.

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  • "Technology's Promise", Rappaport Institute Spring Conference
    Mayor Walsh delivers the opening address at the Rappaport Institute's spring conference, "Technology's Promise: Can It Create Social Mobility in Greater Boston?"Watch Video »
  • BostInno's State of Innovation Forum
    Mayor Walsh delivers the keynote address at BostInno Magazine's annual conference on innovation in the City of Boston.Watch Video »

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