GovEx Data Points

A podcast about government and data.
Telling stories from practitioners and academics about how data affects communities and the lives of residents.

Podcast #70 – Forging Ahead Despite COVID-19

Aug 1, 2021

The disruptive effects of COVID-19 were widespread, but that didn’t prevent the City of Paterson, NJ from moving forward on mayoral priorities. Today, we join Mayor Andre Sayegh, Chief Data Officer Harsha Mallajosyula, and Business Administrator Kathleen Long to discuss their collaboration with GovEx in developing much-needed foundational data practices in the city. We’ll look at how this work began, what problems it solved, and how it supported the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.