D.C. mayor taps first director of technology innovation

Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser has named Matt Bailey the first director of technology innovation for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer.

The appointment is part of an effort to create innovative solutions to address the challenges that Washington, D.C., faces as a city, said Bowser in a release.

In his new role, Bailey will help connect D.C. government with the innovation economy and the civic technology community, to close the innovation gap, use technology to stimulate job creation and improve access to solutions, according to a press release.

Bailey is also the user experience manager for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Reader Comments

Tue, May 19, 2015 JR

Matt will do an awesome job. He is truly a visionary, and I am honored to have worked along side him!

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