Jim Loter is the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for The City of Seattle. His team supports collaboration and workplace technologies that support City employees and enable digital communications with the public.
Jim's background includes leadership in digital equity and inclusion programs, education and public library technologies, telecommunications policy and regulation, web and application development, enterprise data management and governance, and open data, privacy, and civic technology initiatives. He is also an experienced classroom instructor and lecturer in organizational management, risk assessment, and public sector technology issues.
Jim hails from Dearborn, Michigan, and has a Master's degree in film studies from the University of Iowa. His academic work focused on Irish cinema, early American cinema, semiotics, and narrative theory. He enjoys running, playing chess and poker, and is an épée fencer.
The following are provided as examples of my writing and research work as both an academic and an IT professional. Unless otherwise noted, all works listed here were written by me, though some may have been produced as part of a collaborative process.