Long Beach announced Jan. 2 it has filled all seven seats for a newly-formed Technology and Innovation Commission that is being tasked with creating the future of government.
Mayor Robert Garcia said those on a commission are an “all-star” team.
The seven appointees are Milton Arcos, a software architect and product developer for Integrated Rental Systems; David W. Ferrell, co-founder of the Long Beach Code For America Brigade local chapter; Cindy Hanks, deputy director for Academic Computing and Multimedia and Broadcast Services at Long Beach City College; Robb Korinke, a consultant on open data and government technology issues for California Forward; Juan Lopez, special assistant to the Los Angeles City Controller focusing on technology and open data; Andrew Schrock, a USC researcher of communication, social media, and data; and Gwen Shaffer, assistant professor at CSU Long Beach in the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication.
The commission was formed through a Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Grant announced last month. Long Beach was one of 12 U.S. cities named as recipients. Long Beach will receive $3 million over the next three years to form the innovation team, also called the “I-Team.”
Long Beach plans to name a chief innovation officer as part of the effort.
This staff report was originally published by TechWire.