We leverage technology to address the most pressing issues facing San José

Why we're here

Building a safe, inclusive, user-friendly, sustainable San José 

The Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation (MOTI) is building towards the city of the future here in San José.  We leverage technology to address pressing issues facing our city to improve our residents’ livelihoods, opportunities, and city experience with an emphasis on inclusion, equity, and antifragility. 


With Mayor Sam Liccardo’s vision for San José, MOTI has been a leader in bringing inclusion to technology since 2016.  MOTI has pioneered innovative public-private partnership models to bridge the digital divide, to deploy 5G small cell networks equitably across the city, and to pilot emerging technologies, such as autonomous vehicles.  

Our objective is to build a safe, inclusive, user-friendly, sustainable city.  Our mantra is to always view our work and impact through the lens of our residents.  We welcome you to engage with our team and to learn more about what we do. 



Leaving no resident behind in the digital revolution and connecting 100,000 residents in San Jose who are under or unconnected to broadband internet.  Antifragility starts here.  

Digital Inclusion

Building the city of the future starts with big data and data-driven decision making with equity, inclusion, and privacy in mind. 


Rapidly bringing opportunistic technologies to address our community’s immediate crises.  We are looking at tech solutions to support our small-medium sized businesses and prevent further job loss. 

Economic Recovery 

Mobilizing the city’s mobility network into the future of urban transportation. 

Emerging Mobility

Launching a privacy policy and exploring how we can adapt to emerging technology risks.  


Advancing the city’s digital user experience and resident access to information and services.  Checkout SVStrong and our chatbot pilot.  



Jordan Sun
 Chief Innovation Officer, Director of Mayor's Office of Tech & Innovation
Stephen Caines
Technology & Innovation Policy Advisor, Privacy Lead
Clay Garner
Deputy Chief Innovation Officer
Christine Keung
Chief Data Officer, Harvard Business School Leadership Fellow  
Joy Hsu
Technology Policy