City of Honolulu Welcomes Kira Chuchom as Inaugural Chief Data Officer

Kira Chuchom, City of Honolulu Inaugural Chief Data Officer
Kira Chuchom, City of Honolulu Inaugural Chief Data Officer

(US and Canada) The City and County of Honolulu has recently appointed Kira Chuchom as its inaugural Chief Data Officer, marking a significant milestone for the city. In this capacity, Chuchom will play a crucial role in supporting the city's leadership, including offering high-level support to the Mayor and Managing Director, as well as overseeing the management, protection, and dissemination of the city's data.

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Kira Chuchom, City of Honolulu Inaugural Chief Data Officer

With a wealth of experience in the field of data management, Chuchom brings a strong background working with reputable companies such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems. Prior to joining the City and County of Honolulu, she served as a management information systems manager for the City and County of San Francisco.

“Kira’s hiring is yet another innovative step that the City is taking to bring our performance across all departments to the next level,” says Mayor Rick Blangiardi. “We pride ourselves on making informed decisions when tackling difficult problems, and we welcome having Kira’s expertise and insight going forward in how we invest taxpayer dollars into our City operations.”

“This role is not only about leveraging technology; it’s about bringing people together to collaborate on crucial issues to find solutions,” says Chuchom. “There is incredible potential to streamline, accelerate and enhance our City services on behalf of the deserving residents of Oʻahu.”

Chuchom’s focus will include analyzing data as it relates to affordable housing, homelessness, public safety, permitting, and other key areas that are reflective of the Blangiardi administration’s top priorities.  

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