David Parker

Systems Strategist

Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

As a member of the Mayor’s Operations Innovation Team, David advises on technology strategy and leads large-scale process improvement projects. For over 17 years, David has focused on technology innovation, helping organizations across sectors improve operational performance through the convergence of business and technology strategies.

David spent nearly 10 years at International Data Group (IDG), where he helped build the CIO Executive Council, the Industry Insights business units, and launched the Operational Excellence Council. He later founded Sustainability Insights, a consultancy that guides organizational decision-making focused on achieving both operational and environmental improvements through enabling technology, sustainable business practices, and informed policy.

David holds an MPA from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.