Polyteia founder shares panel with Los Angeles’ Chief Data Officer 

The Austrian startup platform Pioneers each year brings the European and global GovTech scene together in Vienna. The GovTech sector covers digital technologies which are being implemented in the public sector to support the government in its service delivery. The participants discussed current trends and developments within the sector in different fora and formats. Faruk Tuncer, founder and CEO of Polyteia, was invited to discuss the usage of big data in cities with Sari Ladin-Sienne, Chief Data Officer of the City of Los Angeles. Sari Ladin-Sienne first introduced the data strategy of Los Angeles, before Faruk Tuncer then shared his experiences from Germany. The panelists agreed that the technological challenges were possible to overcome while the main remaining obstacle was the mentality shift that the introduction of new technologies required within the administration. Therefore public sector employees had to be actively involved in the processes of digital transformation. At the same time, pervasive silo mentality had to be dismantled. 

Faruk Tuncer, founder and CEO of Polyteia, was invited to discuss the usage of big data in cities with Sari Ladin-Sienne, Chief Data Officer of the City of Los Angeles. Sari Ladin-Sienne first introduced the data strategy of Los Angeles, before Faruk Tuncer then shared his experiences from Germany. The panelists agreed that the technological challenges were possible to overcome while the main remaining obstacle was the mentality shift that the introduction of new technologies required within the administration. Therefore public sector employees had to be actively involved in the processes of digital transformation. At the same time, pervasive silo mentality had to be dismantled. 

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