Richard Dunks

Owner & Founder

Datapolitan, LLC

Richard Dunks is the founder of Datapolitan, a small business focused on helping public sector organizations cultivate a more data-driven culture through training, project work, and strategy consulting. Richard has over 6 years of experience as a data analyst in the public sector and since graduating from NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress in 2014, has been working with innovative local government agencies and forward-thinking non-profit organizations across the country. Richard is also an instructor with the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, teaching data governance, performance management, and other key topics in local government innovation to public sector employees across the country as part of Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities initiative. A Las Vegas, NV native, Richard currently lives in Dallas, TX.

Sessions

Parks & Rec and DATA! Five years into a data strategy, what have we learned?

09/11/2020 15.45 - 16.25

Breakout TrackChannel 1Breakout session

Join us for a nuts-and-bolts discussion on building a data-driven culture in one of the largest public parks systems in the country. In 2015, NYC Parks launched an agency-level Data Analytics initiative to transform the agency’s ability to solve problems and improve operations through the lens of data. Our speakers are Jacqueline Lu, the inaugural Director of Data Analytics at NYC Parks, responsible... read more