Porto Alegre, Brazil

2013 challenge

Porto Alegre, Brazil created Digital PoA, a program supporting the city’s new policy of open data to facilitate two-way dialogue among citizens and city officials to understand the priorities of citizens and allocate tax money accordingly. This included adjusting public transportation routes to increase access to health facilities for underserved residents.

City Leader

José Fortunati

Mayor of Porto Alegre Brazil

Team Members

  • Alain Azagury

    • Director, Software Group Technical Strategy, IBM Israel
  • Patrick Brett

    • Managing Director, Citi for Cities, Citi
  • Mark Collyer

    • Senior Project Executive, Global Technology Services, IBM UK
  • Lisa Johnson

    • Director, Enterprise Process Transformation, IBM US
  • Julie Logsdon

    • Director, Services Pricing Europe, IBM France
  • Paul Lyons

    • Director, Global Technology Services, IBM Ireland
  • Derek Rego

    • Managing Director, Global Electronic Banking, Citi
  • Kent Winchell

    • Distinguished Engineer, Deep Computing CTO, IBM US