Nick is the Chief Data Officer for the City of Johns Creek, Georgia and manages the open data and analytics strategy for the City. His focus is leveraging data to help empower decision-makers and engage citizens. Some of his team's most notable projects involve creating the first Amazon Alexa skill powered by open data, launching a comprehensive open data portal known as the DataHub, partnering with Waze to alert drivers and analyze traffic trends, and building smartphone apps that help connect citizens to the city. These projects have won a variety of awards from Esri, Amazon Web Services, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and others. Nick also manages the city's GIS, drone operations, and many of the city's public-private partnerships with consultants and technology companies.
Before working with Johns Creek, Nick was a GIS and IT consultant for several different levels of government and with the University of Georgia's Geospatial Technologies Laboratory on joint water quality and land use conservation projects with the USDA.
Johns Creek is a mid-sized suburb of 85,000+ residents located approximately 30 minutes northeast of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.