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With IT modernization plan, Chicago aims for more accessible, transparent and secure data

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Modernizing Chicago’s information technology systems to reduce the cost and burden of receiving city services and improve data access is the goal of a new city initiative Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced in late June with the city’s Assets, Information and Services Department.

To lead the transformation, Lightfoot made two appointments: Nick Lucius, the city’s former chief data officer, in the newly created role of chief technology officer, and Kurt Peterson, who most recently served the city as first deputy budget director, as chief information officer.

Chicago’s approach as outlined in its 2021 IT Strategic Plan, which allocates up to $400 million for digital transformation, is the most modern and comprehensive among U.S. cities, government IT experts say.

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