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Thad Rueter

Thad Rueter

Thad Rueter writes about the business of government technology. He covered local and state governments for newspapers in the Chicago area and Florida, as well as e-commerce, digital payments and related topics for various publications. He lives in New Orleans.

The former chief data officer for Philadelphia aims to help public agencies deal better with data, tech platforms and service delivery. He talks about the challenges he faces and the lessons he brings to the company.
The technology can help state and local governments provide public safety, utility, smart city and disaster management tools in quicker, more efficient fashion. As AI becomes more common, edge computing might as well.
The product, called the Gateway, is designed to bridge the gap between new and old emergency call technology. The joint software launch from the two companies comes amid larger improvements for 911 communications.
The latest acquisition for OpenGov involves a company whose software helps public agencies with capital planning, infrastructure maintenance and related tasks. The deal reportedly gives OpenGov a $1.25 billion valuation.
The new partnership with the cybersecurity ratings provider comes as more counties face ransomware, data breach and election risks. The idea is to provide enough data in quick enough fashion to head off those risks.
Public meetings have changed since the pandemic, with some agencies going back to in-person participation while others opt for hybrid situations. The new technology is designed to meet those needs and provide more automation.
The California cloud software firm has released a product designed to handle some of the most redundant and tedious tech tasks for government as public agencies are dealing with IT hiring and retaining challenges.
Efforts like reducing carbon emissions are important to fight climate change, but cities should also be looking at how they can reinforce roads, stabilize electric grids and use new technologies to build resilient communities.
The software provider, which uses AI to predict danger, recently demonstrated its products to the Florida DOT. A company executive details the company’s visions and plans as pedestrian and cyclist deaths increase.
Weeks into his new leadership role in one of the largest U.S. counties, Leek opens up about what he wants to accomplish — and how to accomplish those goals. Digital equity, hybrid work and collaboration are top missions.