The Los Angeles Citywide Tech Plan will serve as a strategic document to inform the City’ investments in technological modernization. This document is to set to help coordinate modernization efforts across Los Angeles in order to more effectively scale up our capabilities.
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WE’RE TRYING TO SOLVE?
In recent years, Los Angeles has been a leader in innovative, data-driven, and insights-based strategies. We operate an Artificial Intelligence bot to answer resident questions, use drones to fight fires, and are bringing on autonomous vehicles to our streets. However, there many analog processes still dominate our day-to-day operations. Recognizing that 42% of City employees are eligible to retire in 2018, Los Angeles must utilize recent technological advancements to strategically modernize its operations and rethink the skills required in the next workforce. In this process, increased coordination across Departments is vital to taking advantage of the City’s economies of scale when deploying technology.
WHAT IS THE INITIATIVE?
Mayor Garcetti’s Executive Directive 15 set the course for confronting these issues by directing all Departments to develop and provide a technology plan along with their succession plans. The Los Angeles IT Agency was then asked to work with the Mayor’s Office of Budget and Innovation to develop an overall Citywide Technology Plan to capture these strategies and coordinate across City Departments.
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