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LouisvilleKY hires first data officer to further advance data-driven decision-making efforts

Michael Schnuerle is a co-founder of Louisville’s Civic Data Alliance LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2016) — Mayor Greg Fischer announced today the hiring of the city’s first data officer, who will elevate efforts to use and analyze data to improve government performance and transparency. Michael Schnuerle will be part of the city’s Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation. His role will include developing a strategy for collecting and using city data, working with departments and partners to foster data-driven decision-making, and to promote transparency through open data. Schnuerle is a familiar presence to Louisville Metro Government and the city’s civic…

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UofL and WBNA launch second season of LouisvilleKY’s Dream Funders

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville College of Business is teaming up with WBNA’s “Dream Funders,” Louisville’s local “Shark Tank” style television series, for the show’s second season. The relationship will enhance the business coaching aspect of the show. The program will now include a UofL review panel that will provide “post-pitch” analysis of what the Dreamers did right and what they did wrong. The advice provided by UofL’s panel of experts will give Dreamers, as well as viewers, insights into what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. “We are proud to partner with WBNA and Dream Funders…