JERSEY CITY – Data specialist Brian Platt has been named as the director for the city’s new Innovation Team, a program funded through a three-year, $2.25 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Innovation Team (i-team) will specifically address Jersey City’s most complex and challenging issues with an initial focus on the revitalization of main street business districts.
Jersey City was one of twelve U.S. cities selected in December 2014 as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams program.
“Brian has been a vital component of moving many of our most critical and complex projects forward,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “He brings to the team a significant amount of knowledge about data, local government, and the Jersey City community, as well as leadership experience and a creative approach to problem solving.”