Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Kelly Jin as New York City’s Chief Analytics Officer. The appointment fills a position that has been vacant for more than a year.
In her new role, Jin will serve as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics. Part of the Mayor’s Office of Operations, MODA serves as the city’s civic intelligence center, helps manage the city’s Open Data program, and uses analytical tools to help government deliver services more efficiently, make strategic policy decisions and increase transparency.
Jin reports to Director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations Jeff Thamkittikasem. Thamkittikasem joined Operations last month after serving for four years as Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Correction.
Jin previously worked at the White House as a policy advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer and has held a range of roles in the public and private sector focused on efficiency-based and data-driven strategies and policy.
“Our data analytics team is a crucial part of bringing important city initiatives to life, tracking their progress, and finding new ways to understand the city through data,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I know Kelly has the experience and the drive to use our data resources to help City Hall and city agencies make better decisions and craft better policies. Our data is a window into what’s happening in every neighborhood in our city, and we want even more New Yorkers to discover, benefit and build from it.”