Governor Martin O’Malley served as the 61st Governor of Maryland, Past Mayor of the City of Baltimore and Democratic Candidate for the Office of President of the United States in 2016. He was the first of a new generation of Smart City mayors that would following the United States. As Mayor, he set Baltimore on course for the largest reduction in crime of any major city in America. O’Malley’s data-driven approach to performance management earned his city the Innovations in Government award from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. O’Malley’s performance management system, Citistat — and it’s Maryland progeny, Statestat — also inspired key amendments to the Government Performance and Results Act; foundational requirements intended to drive data-driven management practices across federal agencies today.
Governor O’Malley is the author of an Esri Press book entitled Smarter Government (2019). In addition, he advises a number of technology companies. He lectures widely on topics ranging from Climate Change, Healthcare, the Environment, Education, and Smart Cities. He is a Board Member of Project Drawdown — the most comprehensive plan ever put forward for reversing global warming.