Bill Kendall joined iDEKOgov as a Senior Vice President in August, 2016. Before joining iDEKOgov he worked as a business & technology consultant, including in the real-estate industry in NYC.
Prior to that he served in various leadership roles at the New York City Department of Buildings. Most recently, Bill was the Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Implementation. In this role Bill managed the Department’s strategic project portfolio and led many of the Department’s business process and technology projects, working with business units and technology teams to deliver value for New Yorkers. For example, in 2011 Bill led the launch the of NYC Development Hub, a virtual plan review center that in its first year generated $1.3B in economic activity, improved interagency coordination, and sped up approvals 3x. In addition Bill oversaw subsequent releases of the NYC Development Hub, including Hub Self Service and Hub Full Service.
Prior to that role, Bill was the Director of the Operations Redesign unit at the Department of Buildings. In this capacity Bill led cross-functional teams of analysts, project managers, subject matter experts, and software engineers to plan and implement business solutions for numerous high priority initiatives. Efforts often involved working with stakeholders to re-map and improve business processes. During this time Bill led Department efforts to operationalize of over 20 laws resulting from construction safety initiatives, working with various external stakeholder groups City agencies including with the FDNY, DEP, DOT, DoITT, and the Mayor’s Office.
Before that Bill was a Project Manager and worked to deliver high value projects, including those resulting from the 2008 Building Code. Bill started as an analyst at the Department of Buildings in 2006. Over the course of his career at the Department of Buildings, Bill has received numerous technology project awards including individual recognition for excellence in project management awarded by Government Technology Magazine.
Bill has a B.A. in government from Cornell University and a M.P.A. from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.