Jascha FRANKLIN-HODGE

Chief Information Officer

City of Boston

Jascha Franklin-Hodge was appointed Chief Information Officer for Boston by Mayor Martin J. Walsch in June 2014. Jascha leads the City’s efforts to enhance online service delivery and empower City employees with digital tools. Jascha also works to improve access to technology as well as improving services using digitals tools. He launched several partnerships with Waze and Uber to improve and optimize Boston’s traffic flow.

Jascha co-founded the digital strategy agency Blue State Digital (BSD), which oversaw Barack Obama’s digital campaigns in 2008 and 2012. He has worked as advisor for Code for America, a nonprofit that seeks to solve the challenges facing society by encouraging technological innovation. He was previously director of software development for AOL’s Digital Music Division. He has an MIT diploma in computer science.

He was appointed Chief Information Officer for Boston in June 2014.

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.