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Smart City expert

Danielle DuMerer

CIO & Commissioner, Department of Innovation & Technology
City of Chicago

Danielle is CIO and Commissioner of the City of Chicago's Department of Innovation and Technology, where she is working to improve how residents interact with government and leading its smart city initiatives. She brings over ten years of government technology experience, having most recently served as CTO. Prior to working in government, Danielle developed K-12 educational technology products at the McGraw-Hill Companies. She also worked in the Library and Archives field, serving a variety of educational and non-profit organizations to promote equitable access to and preservation of information resources. Danielle holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.