"At last year's summit we talked about innovation and how we're doing more with less. Welcome to the NEW NORMAL! Technology is the solution to financial and service delivery challenges in government but our IT community still faces severe financial constraints of its own in trying to support, enable and transform government. We have to do the best with what we have - our people, skills, technology and innovative spirit; I look forward to seeing everyone at this year's Massachusetts Digital Government Summit. Let's continue sharing information, be open to others' ideas, and come prepared to solve problems together! This summit is always a highlight of the year for me and I look forward to seeing you there again!"
- John Letchford, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Co-Chair, Office of the New Urban Mechanics, Office of the Mayor, City of Boston
Nigel Jacob is the Co-Chair for the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, Massachusetts. Mayor Thomas M. Menino founded the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics in 2010 as Boston's civic innovation incubator. With an extensive background in collaborative, citizen-facing technology projects, Nigel also serves as Mayor Menino's advisor on emerging technologies. In both of these roles, Nigel works to develop new models of innovation for cities in the 21st century. Prior to joining the City of Boston in 2006, Nigel worked for and launched a series of technology start-ups in the Boston area.