New York City’s economy has rapidly transformed due to mobile technologies, social media, the Internet, and big data – allowing for thousands of new startups to pop up, as well as companies within traditional industries to reinvent themselves.
Now the city’s going one-step further – discussing the tech future and becoming more innovative than ever before.
On Thursday, June 4th, 2015, during the annual Personal Democracy Forum (PDF), City Hall’s top technology experts received feedback from the general public – looking for new ways to increase citizen engagement with the government via technology.
Chief Tech Officer, Minerva Tantoco, along with Digital Director, Jessica Singleton and Director of Innovation, Jeff Merritt discussed a vital goal for the administration’s OneNYC initiative: ensuring available and affordable access to the Internet and city data amongst citizens.
During the panel, the audience offered various ideas to help achieve this vital goal, including the following:
- Pushing alerts about community board meetings and other important events via text
- Improving libraries throughout the city’s capability to provide broadband access to the general public.
- And various other great ideas to help improve citizen/government engagement throughout the city.
We look forward to learning more about the tech future of our city – and we’ll be keeping you updated each step of the way!
About the Personal Democracy Forum (PDF)
The PDF is an exciting event for the world of politics and technology – bringing together a thousand top technologists, journalists, political practitioners, and others for the purpose of exchanging ideas and exploring how technology can change the game when it comes to politics, civil society, and governance.
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