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Mayor Faulconer appoints chief data officer

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced the appointment of Maksim Pecherskiy as the chief data officer for the city of San Diego.

Starting Nov. 24 Maksim will work in the Performance and Analytics Department to implement the new Open Data initiative called for by the mayor’s One San Diego Transition Advisory Committee.

Before moving to California, Pecherskiy was a solutions architect at Promet Source where he built large web systems and designed complex integrations. He also shaped development processes and led international development teams.

He spent the last year working as a Code For America fellow in Puerto Rico with a focus on economic development. His team delivered a product called PrimerPeso that provides business owners and residents a tool to search, and apply for, government programs for which they may be eligible.

The city’s new open data policy is scheduled to go before the City Council on Dec. 16. The policy calls for the chief data officer to identify and make available the city’s data sets using open standards. The data sets would be accessible to the public through a web portal.

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