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Tom Schenk, Former Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago


Tom Schenk, Former Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago

Currently Director of Analytics at KPMG, former Chief Data Officer of the City Tom Schenk is one of the foremost advocates of open government data. More details to come, but please note that the date is May 8th, the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

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February 7, 2019

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Please join former mayor and Harvard professor Stephen Goldsmith as we discuss "distributed governance", a model that allows public officials to mobilize new resources, surface ideas and data from unconventional sources, and arm employee...

May 2, 2018

Chicago Public Schools’ strong outcomes have been in the news for the past several months,and a lot of attention has been given to the importance of school leadership. For years, The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund) has been partnering with Chicago Public Schoo...

April 4, 2018

The Environmental Law & Policy Center’s (ELPC) new innovative Citizen Science for Community Environmental Health Advocacy Project focuses on reducing fine particle (PM 2.5, “soot”) pollution that medical research is identifying as a primary cause of asthma and other re...

March 7, 2018

Join representatives from City Tech, DataMade, Injustice Watch, and others to learn more about the newly launched Chicago Data Collaborative. The Chicago Data Collaborative is a cooperative effort by newsrooms, academics, and nonprofit researchers to help each other un...

February 7, 2018

Join Cook County’s Information Technology Communications Manager Kathy Lynch, the County GIS Team, and Cook County Medical Examiner Dr. Ponni Arunkumar for a look at the data and maps Cook County makes available to the public on Wednesday, February 7th. Cook County has...

January 3, 2018

OpenStreetMap is the Wikipedia of maps. It has high quality information for every country in the world, contributed by locals who know the areas where they live, and from official data. There are many ways to easily display or embed OpenStreetMap maps in websites or re...

December 7, 2017

The Smart Chicago Collaborative and the Chicago Department of Public Health created the Chicago Health Atlas so that you can review, explore and compare health-related data over time and across communities. In addition, the Chicago Health Atlas provides a place for res...

October 4, 2017

Created in 2005, CMAP is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. The agency and its partners are in the process of developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional pl...

September 6, 2017

Blockchain has been finding more and more use cases in the social impact and civic space. When the requirement is that records be distributed, immutable, and secure, many minds automatically move in the direction of the distributed ledger. Take data on students, for ex...

August 2, 2017

The Center for Neighborhood Technology delivers game-changing research, tools, and solutions to create sustainable and equitable communities. From sustainable water strategies to transit-oriented development to cargo and freight movement, CNT takes a data driven approa...

June 7, 2017

Census Data and tools 101.

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people, places and economy.

In addition to the decennial census, Census Bureau collects and releases data many products....
Economic Census — every 5 years...

May 3, 2017

The Masters of Science in Predictive Analytics at Chicago's DePaul University addresses the growing demand of data scientists that have the right blend of technical and analytical skills to meet the challenge of big data analytics. The curriculum emphasizes technical p...

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