The Executive Summary from the city of Chicago's technology roadmap introduced in September, 2013 states:
The most vital cities in the world enable their communities with leading-edge technology that engages, informs, and empowers. Mayor Emanuel’s vision for achieving this is built on a commitment to modern infrastructure, smart communities, and technological innovation. The initiatives in this plan chart a course to realize Chicago’s potential as a city where technology fuels opportunity, inclusion, engagement, and innovation for all.
As you'll read in the document linked below, the plan highlights five broad technology-based strategies and identifies current and future initiatives within each of those strategies that city leaders believe will accelerate economic growth, build educated and digitally engaged communities and workforces, improve government services and reduce costs through technology.