Bio

Cassie DeWitt works to help cities, organizations, and people solve urban problems through a utilization of analytics and information combined with current and emerging technology. Her current passions and focus are at the center of smart cities, urban mobility, open data, and technology.

Cassie DeWitt has been recognized for an award winning prototype that produced visual analytics on several aggregated open data sources to help the City of Boston prepare for adverse weather conditions. For her work with the Detroit Fire Department, she has additionally been recognized as a member of LinkedIn’s Top Ten Most Innovative Government Practitioners. During Ms. DeWitt’s tenure in Mayor Duggan’s Administration, she served as the Detroit Fire Department’s first data scientist. Implementing a tri-fold analytics program that combined intelligence, operational, and data management, her role led to improved response times, spatial reallocation of apparatus, implementation of machine learning software, and creation of data-driven culture.

Current affiliations include Ford Motor Company, City of Boston, Data for Democracy, and NYC Women in Machine Learning and Data Science. She began her career on urban revitalization projects in Detroit—the most of notable are Hostel Detroit, Ponyride (a small business incubator), and Roosevelt Park Conservancy (the non-profit dedicated to the revival of the park adjacent to Detroit’s Michigan Central Station).