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Nigel Jacob

senior advisor, Emerging Technology for the City of Boston Mayor's Office

Nigel Jacob serves as the Co-Chair of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, a new group within City Hall focused on delivering transformative services to Boston's residents. Nigel also serves as Mayor Menino's advisor on emerging technologies. In both of these roles Nigel works to develop new models of innovation for cities in the 21st century. Nigel is a generalist and believes that lessons learned in one discipline can bring new insights to other disciplines. It is from this perspective that Nigel has worked for many years as a software engineer/architect and has made significant contributions to a wide variety of areas including computational linguistics software, library informatics, computer security and computer telephony. Prior to his work with the City of Boston Nigel attended graduate school in computer science at Tufts University.