Meet and Chat with City of Boston, CIO, Jascha Franklin-Hodge

Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer for the City of Boston, will be joining us today for our first Monday seminar of the 2017-2018 academic year. The seminar will start at 4:15PM and located in 1 Brattle Square, 4th floor, suite 470 (map). 

Jascha (@jfh) will be talking about the City of Boston’s approach to digital service delivery and analytics in government. He will also be discussing constituent expectations that are increasingly defined by companies like Google and Facebook. Jascha is working to build a team to try to meet these expectations by creating exceptional digital experiences of government services and interaction.

(There will be coffee and a light assortment of snacks.)

More about Jascha Franklin-Hodge:
jascha bioMayor Martin J. Walsh appointed Jascha Franklin-Hodge as the City’s Chief Information Officer in June 2014. As Chief Information Officer, Franklin-Hodge leads the City’s efforts to enhance online service delivery, empower City employees with effective digital tools, and improve access to technology and the Internet for all Boston neighborhoods. 

 Prior to his work with the City, Franklin-Hodge co-founded Blue State Digital (BSD) in 2004 and ran BSD’s Boston technology office. He oversaw the development and operation of the BSD Tools, an online fundraising, email, and CRM platform that powered the digital presence of President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. He previouly worked for Howard Dean's groundbreaking 2004 presidential campaign, where he led the technology team responsible for scaling, securing, and maintaining a high visibility, high traffic website.

Since 2009, Franklin-Hodge has served as an advisor to Code for America, a nonprofit which connects technologists with cities to solve civic challenges and encourage innovation in government technology.

Previously, Franklin-Hodge was the director of software development for AOL's Digital Music Division, and has worked for the Art Technology Group and Software Tool and Die, and has consulted for the Computer Museum, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Niemen Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

Franklin-Hodge studied computer science at MIT and lives in South Boston.

See the complete lineup of Fall 2017 digital HKS Monday seminar speakers.