As Chief Data Officer for the city of Los Angeles, Sari Ladin-Sienne heads the citywide data coordination of 45 departments, which cover a population size of over four million citizens.
Prior to holding the position of Los Angeles’ Chief Data Officer, Ms. Ladin-Sienne received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and worked as a Harvard Ash Fellow for the Mayor’s Data Team. Currently, she is setting a new standard for data management, open data, and analytics to create a more responsive and data-driven Los Angeles formed around the vision of delivering meaningful information to its citizens and employees.
An example of this is her work on Los Angeles’ GeoHub map-based portal, which is designed around the concept of enriching community engagement and communication across city departments. This is achieved by connecting location-based data to support city operations through interactive maps, which can be generated and customized in real time. GeoHub has already been proven to be incredibly useful for supplying interested parties with a plethora of visualized information regarding the city. This is just one of the many ways that Ms. Ladin-Sienne is helping to transform LA into an interconnected smart city.
Ms. Ladin-Sienne also regularly educates others on data science and what it can be used for, helping to spread knowledge about data platforms and how important they are.
For these reasons and more, we believe that Ms. Ladine-Sienne is one of the most notable people working in tech today. This is why she is our monthly highlight!