NYC Information Technology – March 6th, 2011

[Update 3/7 @ 10pm EST – Files are available for download!]

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Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith and Commissioner Carole Post join Tom to talk NYC IT.  Want to find out what the City is doing to extend services to citizens? Baffled at the size and scope of what ‘NYC IT’ encompasses? Listen to the show now using the above links, read more about our guests, topic details and follow our Week In Review links to find out more about the stories in our first segment.

The Guests

Stephen Goldsmith is the Deputy Mayor for Operations. Deputy Mayor Goldsmith is focused on creating a City government for the 21st Century that is smaller, more efficient, and more cost effective; uses fewer vehicles; consolidates back office functions and reduces redundancies across agencies; shares data, and uses technology to better serve the public.

From 1992-1999, Goldsmith served as Mayor of Indianapolis, where he earned a reputation as one of the country’s most innovative public officials. His

transformative efforts to revitalize urban neighborhoods and to transfer real authority to community groups received national acclaim. Deputy Mayor Goldsmith served as a special advisor to President Bush on faith-based and nonprofit initiatives and served as the Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service for eight years under President Bush and President Obama, where he helped lead efforts to expand and strengthen the government’s service agenda. Deputy Mayor Goldsmith was District Attorney for Marion County, Indiana from 1979 to 1990.

Commissioner Carole Post has been involved in municipal and government operations since 1996. Before coming to DoITT, she served as Director of Agency Services at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations. Commissioner Post was also the Executive Director of Strategic Planning for the New York City Department of Buildings and before her service with the City of New York.

Commissioner Post was legal counsel to several public entities in Florida and was responsible for the operations of the City of Palm Beach Gardens while serving as Acting City manager.

The Topics

  • NYC Simplicity Initiative
  • New York citywide IT policies
    New York City Hall

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  • 311Online’s new Service Request Map
  • Open, Social, and Mobile Government
  • NYC new data center

 

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