Martin O'Malley

Martin O'Malley

61st Governor of Maryland and
2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate

Martin O’Malley is one of the most progressive, successful leaders in the United States. He has served as the Governor of Maryland, Mayor of Baltimore and a city councillor, earning a reputation for being a progressive, pragmatic leader willing to take on the toughest challenges.

An advocate for data-driven decision making and geospatial analysis, O’Malley implemented a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform leveraging spatial intelligence to improve the lives of Baltimore’s citizens. This collaborative, data-smart system driven by Esri technology reduced crime, increased investment, improved public safety, education, affordable healthcare and boosted economic growth.

Recognised as a global authority on the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and location-based analytics in government, Governor Martin O’Malley is widely regarded as one of the most effective managers in US government history.

O’Malley served as Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. Under his leadership, Maryland transformed from one of the poorest performing US states to one of the strongest, and recovered 100 per cent of the jobs lost during the national recession.

A strong advocate for environmental change, Governor O’Malley took action to restore the health of Chesapeake Bay and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. His work with education also saw Maryland recognised as having the best public schools in America for an unprecedented five years in a row by Education Week.

Prior to being appointed Governor, O’Malley served two terms as the Mayor of Baltimore, where TIME named him “one of American’s top five big city mayors”. During this time, he cut the city’s crime rate by 43 per cent and shaved $100M off operating costs

He attributes much of his success in office to his use of advanced location-based analytics as a platform for transparency and accountability.

Governor O’Malley received his bachelor degree from the Catholic University of America and his law degree from the University of Maryland. He and his wife, Katie, a district court judge, live in Baltimore with their four children.

Podcast The data age: future cities and new ways of governing

The data age: future cities and new ways of governing

Speaking with Business Insider Australia for their podcast, Devils and Details, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley discusses the changing role of leaders and how data-sharing can drive better governing.

Radio Smart city check list

Smart city check list

Governor Martin O’Malley speaks to FIVEaa about what constitutes a smart city as he shares lessons from his time in office.

Radio A new global phenomenon

A new global phenomenon

Martin O’Malley tells Jules Schiller of ABC Adelaide how smart, data-driven cities are a growing global phenomenon and the key to a sustainable future.

News Adelaide set to be Australia's smartest city

Adelaide set to be Australia's smartest city

Adelaide is leading Australia’s smart cities with its smart lighting and environmental monitoring of CO2, sound and temperatures as well as its plans to become a high-speed internet zone.

News Perth set for smart infrastructure future

Perth set for smart infrastructure future

A global smart cities expert has praised ‘internationally cutting edge’ technology that will slash the traffic congestion, time and costs associated with infrastructure developments across Perth.

News Innovation key to smart cities says US expert

Innovation key to smart cities says US expert

A single, innovative technology can help Australia cut crime rates, improve healthcare and transform environmental management, a visiting 2016 US presidential candidate and global authority on smart cities has declared.

Presentation Collaborative data-driven leadership

Collaborative data-driven leadership

As one of the most successful leaders in the US, Martin O’Malley used GIS technology to revitalise public safety, education, healthcare and economic growth. Download his Australian 2017 roadshow presentation.

Presentation Smart government relies on shared knowledge

Smart government relies on shared knowledge

Esri founder Jack Dangermond and Martin O’Malley discuss how GIS technology research and development has created an unprecedented platform for governments to focus on data-driven leadership.

Presentation Enabling entrepreneurial government

Enabling entrepreneurial government

Discover insights into the collaborative, geospatial approach to government, which applies GIS technology to uncover solutions to the toughest problems, transforming communities.