Dallas, United States

2014 challenge

Dallas, Texas has seen several years of steady growth in economic and population growth, but due to disparities in quality of life and economic prospects among its communities, the city struggles with a high crime rate relative to other large cities in the state. The city has deployed innovative technologies and tactics to track blight, deter crime and respond to emergencies; however it faces significant challenges in synthesizing and acting upon the data that is collected across city departments, making it difficult to collaborate on shared goals. Mayor Mike Rawlins and City Manager A.C. Gonzalez asked IBM to help develop a data management strategy that will enable the city to predict, prevent and better respond to crime and emergencies, especially in target areas; and build the foundation for a unified vision of safety and well-being through more effective partnerships with business and community organizations.

Team Members

  • Sandy Dochen

    • Manager of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs for Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas
  • Anand Ranganathan

    • Global Technical Ambassador – Big Data, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM US
  • John Black

    • IBM Distinguished Engineer and Executive, IT Architect, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Global Business Services, Europe, IBM UK
  • Joe Doria

    • Director, zEnterprise Marketing, IBM Systems Group, IBM US
  • Judy Lyne

    • Human Resources Leader, IBM Global Business Services, IBM Canada
  • Mandi Hanks

    • Senior Security Specialist, IBM Global Security, IBM US
  • Rajesh Sukhramani

    • Director of Big Data and Analytics, IBM Systems Group, IBM US