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City’s first-ever Chief Data Officer to lead key initiatives

Kira Chuchom, a data management expert, will advise Mayor Blangiardi’s administration.

HONOLULU – Kira Chuchom joined the City and County of Honolulu on Monday as the City’s first-ever Chief Data Officer. Chuchom will perform vital work on behalf of the City, including providing top-level staff and executive assistance to the Mayor and Managing Director and overseeing the City’s data management, protection and dissemination efforts.

Chuchom will also be responsible for developing a comprehensive strategy to ensure effective and efficient handling of data across all City and County of Honolulu departments.

A veteran data professional, Chuchom has extensive experience at companies like Microsoft and Cisco Systems and previously 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,” said 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,” said 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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