In a Twitter exchange between San Francisco Chief Information Officer Marc Touitou and myself, Touitou confirmed that the city has appointed Joy Bonaguro as its first chief data officer.
@lukefretwell Yes Luke San Francisco just hired Joy Bonaguro and she started a week ago !
— CIO of San Francisco (@SFCityCIO) March 3, 2014
According to Bonaguro’s LinkedIn profile, she previously worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. Government Accountability Office and the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center in a variety of design, data and policy roles. See U.S. Department of Energy’s profile of her here.
Her visual, information design and mapping background makes for an interesting, well-rounded choice in a role that has typically leaned heavily technical in other cities.