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Chicago’s tech guru envisions ‘smart’ services

Tolva is counting on his chief data officer, Brett Goldstein, to expand upon Goldstein’s work developing a Chicago Police Department program that aims to predict when and where crime will happen. “We want to apply analytics to sets of data to identify patterns,” Tolva said. That could mean comparing a neighborhood’s 911 and 311 calls, or analyzing overlapping data from the Department of Transportation and Streets and Sanitation Department to figure out how to better deliver city services.

via Chicago’s tech guru envisions ‘smart’ services – Chicago Sun-Times.