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  • OIT Chief Innovation Officer, Adel Ebeid, receives recognition as a Champion of Change. This award is given by the White House recognizing innovation at the local and municipal level. [...]
  • Philadelphia was named a Showcase City as a part of Microsoft Corporation CityNext, a global initiative to empower cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their [...]
  • ESRI recognizes Philadelphia for the Police Department's new GIS environment that provides a single location to view all Public Safety data spatially [...]

Innovation and Technology

  • IT Governance

    Ensuring information technology is structured and employs a well thought-out, comprehensive strategy across all City entities that includes risk management, performance, and security.

  • Innovation

    Developing and sustaining innovative technology practices within the City through engaging and empowering citizens, improving business processes, working collaboratively and constantly searching for new opportunities.

  • Infrastructure

    Infrastructure provides services across multiple technical platforms, systems, and general technical services.

  • Communications

    Providing integrated connectivity for City agencies and departments. Disseminating critical communications across the network and providing access to information via cable television.

  • Applications

    Building applications to enhance distribution of information, add convenience and automation to transactions, and increase access to city services.

About the Office of Innovation & Technology

The Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) was established in August 2011 by Mayor's executive order. OIT oversees all major information and communications technology initiatives for the City of Philadelphia - increasing the effectiveness of the information technology infrastructure, where the services provided are advanced, optimized, and responsive to the needs of the City of Philadelphia’s businesses, residents and visitors.

Open Data

Pursuant to Executive Order 1-12, the Chief Data Officer will work on a comprehesive open government and transparency plan to guide the city's open data efforts.  The plan will detail, including specific actions and timelines, the steps that the City will take to Incorporate the principles of open government into its daily activities.

KeySpots

The Freedom Rings Partnership is a collaborative of non-profit organizations, city agencies and universities addressing the digital divide. The Partnership has established 80 KeySpots across the city for Internet access, technology and training opportunities.

Awards

  • 2013 ESRI Special Achievement In GIS Recipient
  • 2013 Smart 21 Intelligent Community of the Year
  • 2012 Champion of Change, Adel Ebeid
  • 2012 Best of the Web, Business Services Portal