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Thursday, November 13, 2014

波士頓市長指派28歲女青年擔任波市首名數位長

波士頓市長馬丁華殊(Martin J. Walsh)昨(十三)日宣佈,聘用駱伍德(Lauren Lockwood)為波市有史以來的第一位數位長(Chief Digital Officer)。
            駱伍德的工作是要統整,加強波士頓市的數位資產,包括網際網路(web),電子政府,視頻,以及移動平台,還要率領一個數位隊,在數位媒體,數位服務,數位參與這三方面,改變市民與政府互動的經驗。
            該職位將隸屬於創新及科技領導團隊,由波市府的資訊長Jascha Franklin-Hodge統領。
        駱伍德將把波士頓市府的所有數位資產都整理出來,再找出新方法,讓民眾經由更方便的數位管道,社交媒體管道等,和政府連接起來,包括上市府網站cityofboston.gov ,欣賞有線電視,以及繳交停車罰款,舉報道路坑洞等。
            駱伍德現年廿八歲,目前是“以小時計的書呆子“(HourlyNerd)”這家本地初創公司的產品經理。她以前曾經在諸如摩根史坦利等投資銀行做分析師,執行策略性的資訊科技處理。
駱伍德畢業於瓦沙(Vassar)學院,2014年取得哈佛大學商學院企管碩士學位。她將於十二月上任新職。

Mayor Walsh Appoints 
Chief Digital Officer

Will strengthen Boston’s digital media, service, and engagement strategy

BOSTON - Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Lauren Lockwood as Boston’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer. In her role, Lockwood will unite and strengthen the City's digital assets, including web, e-government, video, and mobile platforms, and lead a digital team responsible for transforming citizen experience in three major areas: digital media, digital services, and digital engagement. The position is part of the Department of Innovation & Technology's (DoIT) leadership team and will report to the Chief Information Officer, Jascha Franklin-Hodge.

“Using digital solutions to drive efficiency in government is a cornerstone of my administration,” said Mayor Walsh. “The Chief Digital Officer will enhance the way we are communicating and doing business with residents online, making us a better, more responsive government.”

“The Chief Digital Officer will reboot the digital face of Boston -- how we communicate, how we deliver services, and how we engage through digital channels,” said Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Boston’s Chief Information Officer. “Lockwood has a strong track record of innovating solutions, and implementing them.”

“Boston has a national reputation for its delivery of digital services.,” said Lauren Lockwood. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the team that takes the existing foundation to the next level.”

As Chief Digital Officer, Lockwood will take a full inventory of Boston’s digital assets, and find new ways to connect citizens to their government using convenient digital channels. These assets include the cityofboston.gov website, the City’s cable television station, online transactions with the City such as paying parking tickets and reporting potholes, and social media channels.

Lockwood, 28, is currently a product manager at local start up HourlyNerd. Previously she worked as an analyst at investment banking firm, Morgan Stanley, implementing strategic information technology processes. Lockwood has a B.A. from Vassar College and completed her M.B.A. at Harvard Business School in 2014. Lockwood will begin her position with the City of Boston as Chief Digital Officer in December.

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