KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MARTIN O'MALLEY, SENIOR FELLOW, THE METROLAB NETWORK
Martin J. O'Malley is the Senior Fellow and Advisory Council Chair of the MetroLab Network, a group of more than 35 city-university partnerships focused on bringing data, analytics, and innovation to city government. The Network’s mission is to pair university researchers with city policymakers to undertake research, development, and deployment projects that improve our infrastructure, public services, and environmental sustainability.
Prior to his role with the MetroLab Network, Martin O'Malley served as the 61st governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015 and the 47th mayor of the city of Baltimore from 1999 until 2007. His time as governor and mayor was marked by a steadfast commitment to data-driven decision-making.
As mayor, he introduced CitiStat, a performance-based management system that produced dramatic improvements in city services and efficiency and led to Baltimore being awarded the Innovations in Government Award from the Kennedy School at Harvard in 2001.
As governor, he continued to demonstrate results-driven leadership with the introduction of StateStat and BayStat. In 2009, Governing Magazine named O’Malley Public Official of the Year for his ability to “improve performance by measuring what [states] do and relentlessly monitoring their progress”.
Governor O'Malley brings his insights on governing combined with his experience as a musician to the 2019 Sociable City Summit and its mission to assist cities plan safe and vibrant social spaces.