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Massachusetts IT Nabs Boston's Data Scientist for State-Level Position

Boston's principal data scientist announced a move to MassIT and hinted at a transformation of his past work into something grander.

Boston’s principal data scientist, Curt Savoie, announced a job switch via his Twitter account on Feb. 11. Starting Feb. 16, Savoie will join the Massachusetts state IT department – Mass IT – as data scientist.

As of next week I'll be joining the new data office in @MassachusettsIT as their data scientist. #civictech #opendata #analytics — Curt Savoie (@CurtSavoie) February 11, 2016
At Boston, Savoie used the city’s data to better understand its problems and improve neighborhoods. He hinted on Twitter that his work in Boston will be used at the state level.


Taking the work I built for @cityofboston @DoITBoston and scaling it up. Some big #analytics things coming for the people of #massachusetts — Curt Savoie (@CurtSavoie) February 11, 2016
GT will catch up with Savoie on Feb. 17 for the details.

Colin wrote for Government Technology and Emergency Management from 2010 through most of 2016.