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IBM's John Tolva to be Chicago's New Chief Technology Officer



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April 21, 2011 By

Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel -- preparing for his May 16 inauguration -- announced six members of his finance and budget leadership team, including IBM's John Tolva as chief technology officer.

Tolva -- who claims in his blog that "Tolva" is Icelandic for "computer" -- is currently the Director of Citizenship and Technology for IBM. He is responsible for developing new social, educational, environmental, and cultural heritage projects that use innovative technologies in partnership with nonprofit institutions and governmental entities, according to a release by Emanuel. His team has developed programs that perform a wide range of tasks, ranging from contributing idle processing power to the search for a cure to HIV to matching employees with community volunteer opportunities. He created the City Forward tool, which aggregates city data into one searchable online database for researchers and urban officials. Tolva also serves on the Mayor-elect’s Government Reinvention and Budget Transition Committee.

More Information:

2006 Article on Tolva in Chicago Sun-Times

Talk About Smart Cities on an IBM Forum

Tolva's Twitter Feed

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