Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

How Chicago’s Former CDO Made the City Smarter

4064715098_40e1e10410Nicole Laskowski of SearchCIO recently wrote, “When Brett Goldstein was appointed as Chicago’s first chief data officer (CDO) in May 2011, he found himself in the middle of a classic IT struggle. The city’s data was spread across the municipality and mired in silos, making it difficult to get a holistic view… That needed to change — in a hurry. The city was set to host the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in May 2012. The event would bring in heads of state — and throngs of protesters — to Chicago. Goldstein wanted to provide public safety officials with better ‘situational awareness,’ or the ability to understand what was happening in any given place at any given time. To do so, Goldstein, who became Chicago’s CDO/CIO in 2012, needed to break data out of silos in a cost-effective manner that didn’t require overhauling the city’s infrastructure.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: University of Chicago

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The University of Chicago is looking for a Programmer/Analyst in Chicago, IL. According to the post, this position “formulates and defines the scope and objectives for new or existing applications or programs requiring custom development. Typically carries out assignments with minimal direction from a project manager or programming development manager. Works with stakeholders to gather requirements for developmental programs. Reviews and analyzes business and technical requirements. Designs applications to meet business and technical requirements. Translates specifications into business cases, models, and ultimately into designs and actual programming code. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems and works at a high technical level in all phases of application development and programming activities.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Philips

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Philips is looking for an Informatics Clinical Research Scientist in Chicago, IL. According to the post, this position’s goal is “To support our clinical research activities we are looking for an Informatics Clinical Research Scientist to bridge the gap between the clinical and Research stakeholders at a clinical site, and the research and prototyping back office within Philips. This person should be capable of building an effective collaboration with both clinical and IT staff.  Duties will include oversight of the installation of clinical prototypes on site, connection with the hospital IT systems, configuration to the local clinical needs, support in evaluation of prototypes and solving of on-site problems. Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Spartz

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Spartz is searching for a Data Scientist in Chicago, IL. The post states, “We’re one of the fastest-growing companies in Chicago. The Spartz Network, including OMG Facts, GivesMeHope, and MuggleNet, attracts 17 million readers across a dozen websites, mobile sites, and apps. You’ll be responsible for: Helping evolve an advanced feature testing process for all new major and experimental features and products including observing the critical metrics central to our business. Analyzing existing data points & proactively finding your own data points to improve a product or overall product line. Fine-tuning product settings in order to optimize KPIs. Periodically providing site health diagnostics for each product.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: APN Consulting

APN Consulting is looking for a Lead Engineer in Chicago, IL. The post states, “Architect is responsible for architecting and designing distributed, always-on Internet Scale Systems that support multichannel user interactions for Client. UA-Architect will participate in the pre-engagement consulting, due-diligence, proof-of-concepts, project implementations and will interact with the clients, the project teams and the vendor partners to ensure that the Solution Architecture is ‘fit for purpose’ and will deliver the expected business results. Provide and manage the technical scope of the client during the pre-engagement stage. Understand the requirements for Customer Landscape, Data Models, Protocols to design a comprehensive solution for Clients in discussion with Customer’s business stakeholders – Product Managers, IT team, Operations team and other business requirement owners.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Networked Insights

Networked Insights is looking for  Senior Machine Learning Scientists in Chicago, IL, or Madison, WI. The post states, “Due to our rapid growth we are looking for several experienced scientists to join two different teams; 1) Analytics, and 2) Research & Development (R&D). These teams are focused on mining contextual data (NLP) and developing code to ensure our products meet the highest possible standards for performance, reliability, and usability. This is a great opportunity to work with a highly motivated team on the release of groundbreaking data driven products.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Accenture

Accenture is looking for a Data Scientist Consultant in Chicago, IL. According to the post, “Information Management (IM) professionals are focused on collecting and analyzing internal and external data to generate knowledge and value for the organization, including business process decision support at the strategic, tactical and operational levels.  The IM Practice seeks to empower organizations to leverage and transform data for achieving innovative results.  The Data Scientist Consultant will have experience working with data warehouses and/or data marts and Business Intelligence concepts, tools and technologies.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: The Spartz Network

Spartz is looking for a Data Scientist in Chicago, IL. According to the post, “The Spartz Network, including OMG Facts, GivesMeHope, and MuggleNet, attracts 17 million readers across a dozen websites, mobile sites, and apps. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Chicago, the company is one of the fastest-growing digital media publishers. The Spartz brands have over 12 million followers on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Our communities are passionate and loyal – 60% of our young, highly engaged audience visits a Spartz site every day… So, you want a challenge? How about processing and analyzing all of the data that comes from running 25+ high traffic web sites? What about coming to work every day knowing that our product cycles are measured in hours and days compared to weeks and months at other companies? If that sounds like fun, we’d love to talk to you.  We need someone to help us make sense of all this data.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Philips

Philips is looking for an Informatics Clinical Research Associate in Chicago, IL. According to the post, “This person should be capable of building an effective collaboration with both clinical and IT staff. Duties will include: installation of clinical prototypes on site, connection with the hospital IT systems, configuration to the local clinical needs, support in evaluation of prototypes and solving of on-site problems. Read more

Chicago Uses GitHub to Open Up Data

Alex Howard of O’Reilly Radar reports, “GitHub has been gaining new prominence as the use of open source software in government grows. Earlier this month, I included a few thoughts from Chicago’s chief information officer, Brett Goldstein, about the city’s use of GitHub, in a piece exploring GitHub’s role in government. While Goldstein says that Chicago’s open data portal will remain the primary means through which Chicago releases public sector data, publishing open data on GitHub is an experiment that will be interesting to watch, in terms of whether it affects reuse or collaboration around it. In a followup email, Goldstein, who also serves as Chicago’s chief data officer, shared more about why the city is on GitHub and what they’re learning. Our discussion follows.” Read more

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