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Ellen Hwang


Ellen Hwang

Ellen is responsible for managing and leading the development and implementation of the City’s first smart city strategy for the City of Philadelphia’s SmartCityPHL initiative. She is driving the creation of the City’s first smart city roadmap that will provide guidance on how the city will build its next generation and future technology infrastructure. This work includes the establishment of: a project prioritization model; investment strategies; a collaborative governance model; diverse cross-departmental and cross-sector relationships; flexible standards for interoperable technology adoption and data integration; and stronger community and university partnerships to spur research and innovation in service delivery, economic development, environmental stewardship, and digital inclusion. She supports the work of the innovation strategy portfolio which is aimed in increasing internal capacity for innovation in municipal government. As a Temple University alum, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Master of Science degree in City and Regional Planning.

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AffiliationAssistant Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of Innovation & Technology, City of Philadelphia