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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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New Louisville Ky hotspots open but you may not recognize them

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page. LOUISVILLE (February 17, 2016) – Standing in the Russell neighborhood, Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Phase 2 of the West Louisville Neighborhood Wi-Fi Project, which uses innovative technology to provide free Internet to citizens. Two Big Belly trash and recycling units in Russell have been transformed into 4G Wi-Fi hot spots units, the first Big Belly 4G hot spot units in the world. And, they are solar powered. “For Louisville to successfully transition to a high-tech and advanced manufacturing economy, every one in every neighborhood must have access to the Internet,” said Fischer.  “Today’s…


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Louisville KY wins $50,000 of Amazon credits for transparency efforts

LOUISVILLE (November 11, 2015) –Louisville Metro Government has won a $50,000 credit award from Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its work to improve government performance and transparency through open data and data-driven initiatives. The announcement was made at the annual New York City Technology Forum. The AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge recognizes local and regional governments and developers that are innovating for the benefit of citizens using the AWS Cloud. Metro Government’s Open Data Portal, the Mayor’s Strategic Plan and LouieStat websites utilize the platform. Since taking office in 2011, Fischer has made open data and the utilization of…