Data-Driven Insights for the City of Los Angeles

Guest Speaker:
Lilian Coral — Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
EEB 132
Presentation 10:00AM – 11:00am
Discussion: 11:00am to 1:00pm

Abstract: The most significant challenge faced is transforming legacy systems into state-of-the-art services that leverage technology to improve the lives of the most under-privileged in our communities.  2–1–1 California is a network of 26 non-governmental organizations, which is available to over 33 million Californians with programs throughout the U.S. and Canada.  2-1-1 programs provide the public with information, assessment and linkages to a wide range of public and private community resources, health and human services, and disaster response assistance.

Biography: Lilian Coral is the Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles, working within the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti. In this role, she has taken the Mayor’s directive on Open Data beyond the lens of transparency and towards his vision of a datadriven Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, after having spent 15 years working on a wide range of health and human services issues as an advocate and executive leader. Having had the opportunity to work with labor unions, NGOs, foundations, and human service agencies at all levels of government, she felt inspired to apply her experience to re-thinking the way in which government uses data and technology to serve its citizens.

Most recently, Coral is the founding Director of 2-1-1 California.

Ms. Coral holds a master’s degree in public policy from UCLA and is a native of Colombia, a place from where much of her inspiration for innovation and social justice emerged.

Hosted by Professor Bhaskar Krishnamachari