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Big Data, Open Data, and Planning
Activity Code: S631
Date: Tuesday, April 16
How can you harness "big data" in the local planning process? Find out during this moderated conversation among planning directors, CIOs, and CTOs.
Manager, Information & Analysis Group, SF Planning
Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Planning Council
Work: Executive Vice President at Metropolitan Planning Council
Education: Masters of Planning from University of Illinois at Chicago
City of Chicago
Director of Research & Development, City of New York
Work: Focused on an agenda of open government and innovation, Andrew Nicklin manages the City of New York's Open Data portal at http://nyc.gov/data. His other efforts include improving civic engagement and emergency awareness through social media, open source technologies, and cloud computing strategy. Andrew has worked for the City of New York since the beginning his government technology career in 1995.
Jason Lally --
Gary J. Jastrzab
Executive Director, Philadelphia City Planning Commission
Phone: (215) 683-4602
Work: Gary J. Jastrzab is Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC). He has over three decades of experience in a variety of planning, project management, and policy development initiatives.
Education: Mr. Jastrzab holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Environmental Design and Sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating cum laude and with special honors in Sociology, and a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the Philadelphia Commission on Parks and Recreation, the Board of Directors of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the University at Buffalo Alumni Association, has served on the Philadelphia Historical Commission, and is a former member of the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. He is a member of the American Planning Association and a number of other professional, civic, and charitable organizations.
Chief Technology Officer, T5 Solutions
Work: Gina Tomlinson currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), for the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF), Department of Technology. Gina’s responsibilities are to set technical strategy, standards, policy, innovation, and process for all City-wide government agencies under the CCSF umbrella. Additional duties lie within organizational development and effectiveness…restructuring a dated IT organization, into a more effective, cogent agency supporting the staff across the City and County of SF. Recent projects include relocating the City’s primary data center, City-wide conversion from Lotus Notes e-mail to hosted Microsoft Exchange in the cloud…one of the first major local municipalities to do so. Gina also led the City-wide conversion from Novell to Active Directory, server virtualization at the City’s primary data center, extending Wi-Fi services across the City, implementing the City’s Voice over IP initiative…and other innovative business-enabling IT solutions. In light of the success of these groundbreaking public sector ventures, Gina was recently selected as one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012, as well as one of the San Francisco Business Times Most Influential Women in Business 2012 Gina previously served as the CIO for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). Her duties as CIO included leading the SFMTA IT organization, aligning key IT strategic initiatives to various Transit Operations business goals. Supporting and enabling the transportation IT infrastructure, and implementing best practice ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) methodologies. While there, Gina led the implementation of several projects to improve overall transit operations. Among those, Gina spearheaded the ARRA funded CA Clarity implementation of the Grants Management-Capital Planning tool for the SFMTA Finance-Grants department, completed Wi-Fi and NextBus implementations at various SFMTA bus location locations, assisted in the implementation of the ground-breaking SFPark initiative. With limited budget…Gina also led the design, build and relocation of a new Tier I data center for the SFMTA that has been graded as one of the top five (5) data centers in the City and County of San Francisco.
Education: Additionally, Gina has participated in and has been a featured speaker at various IT events. Among those: - Panelist speaker at the 2010 Computer Associates (CA) World conference – “Implementing Cloud solutions in the public sector” - VMWorld 2010 – “Virtualization Strategies for the City and County of San Francisco” - Oracle Open World 2010 – “Leveraging Innovation in the Public Sector” - 2011 CommVault Speaker Series - Panelist speaker at VmWorld 2011 – “Women of Purpose” o Scheduled to participate as speaker for 2012 conference in 2012 - Keynote speaker at the 2011 Data Center Dynamics conference in San Francisco in June 2011. o Scheduled to participate as panelist for 2012 conference in July 2012 - Panelist speaker at the 2011 HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) Conference - “Women of IT”. - Panelist speaker at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco - 2011. – “The Future of Cloud Computing” - Appointed as a Government Advisor on the 2012 TechAmerica Foundation Cloud2 - State and Local Government Commission - Panelist at TechAmerica Foundation's State Local Government Cloud Commission Offers Best Practices for Adopting Cloud Computing – February 2012 - Panelist at Sacramento Business Journal Cloud Security Conference – June 2012 - Featured speaker at 2012 VmWorld Conference – August 2012 - Panelist at ChinaSF/RightVentures Entrepreneur speaker series - September 2012 - Speaker at 2012 White House “Champions of Change” recognition – September 2012 - Panelist at 2012 CIOSynergy Big Data session – November 2012
Publications: Gina has been published in Diversity Careers Magazine, Oracle Profit Magazine, ComputerWorld, CIO magazine, and Government Technology. She attended the University of Cincinnati, later earning her undergraduate degree in Computer Science…along with earning various IT infrastructure, management, and business process certifications.
City of Chicago