Wednesday, February 5, 2014
LA Names Chief Innovation Technology Officer
In a move that further bolster's Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti's reputation as LA's "tech mayor", Garcetti has announced that he has appointed Peter Marx as the city's first Chief Innovation Technology Officer yesterday, to help oversee the implementation of technology across LA's city government. Garcetti said that Marx will aim to help city government work better with residents using new technology, and also partner with the LA technology industry to deploy technology and promote local job creation. Marx joins Los Angeles from Qualcomm Labs, where he was VP of Business Development, and he also served on the digital and technology side of Mattel, along with media-technology consultancy Analog Protocol; Vividenti-Universal Games; Universal Studios; Electronic Arts; UCLA, and 3M. Garcetti's administration has been deeply involved with LA's technology industry, with Garcetti a regular fixture at local technology conference and gatherings.