New York City is a complex, thriving organism. Hear how data science has played a surprising and effective role in helping the city government provide services to over 8 million people, from preventing public safety catastrophes to improving New Yorkers’ quality of life.
Michael P. Flowers is Analytics Director for the Mayor’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning and Director of the Financial Crime Task Force of the City of New York. Prior to joining the Bloomberg Administration, Mr. Flowers was Counsel to the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for the 110th and 111th Congress, where he led bipartisan investigations into off-shore tax haven abuses; failures in the mortgage-backed securitization market by U.S. investment and commercial banks and government agencies; and deceptive financial transactions by the North Korean government. From March 2005 to December 2006, Mr. Flowers was Deputy Director of DOJ’s Regime Crimes Liaison’s Office in Baghdad, Iraq, supporting the investigations and trials of Saddam Hussein and other high-ranking members of his regime. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Flowers was with Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington D.C., representing clients in federal, state and local investigations and regulatory actions. After a clerkship in federal District Court in Philadelphia, Mr. Flowers began his career as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in 1999. Mr. Flowers is a magna cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia.
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