How the Internet of Things is Making Los Angeles a Smarter City

CIO Ted Ross says the city will use data from a growing number of smart and mobile devices to run more efficiently and effectively.

by Steve Towns / August 26, 2015

The city of Los Angeles uses a combination of open data and big data to improve services and strengthen public safety. One example is a recent partnership between the city IT department, transportation department, police department, mayor’s office and the University of Southern California to analyze open data on collisions between bicyclists and cars in order to reduce fatalities. In the future, the city wants to become even more data driven by using information from mobile devices, sensors, social networks and other technologies. Los Angeles CIO Ted Ross talks about why data analytics is important to the city’s future in this interview from Government Technology’s Los Angeles Digital Government Summit.