NYC Mayor Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the appointment of Miguel A. Gamiño Jr. as the City’s Chief Technology Officer.

As CTO, Gamiño will work with all City agencies to develop a Smart City and “Internet of Things” (IoT) strategy that ensures coordination, collaboration and innovation across the City. He will also assume leadership for the City’s Broadband Program, which had previously been led by the Counsel to the Mayor’s office – partnering with agencies, private industry, and academia to further the Mayor’s goal to ensure every resident and business will have access to affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband service everywhere by 2025.

“The CTO for NYC blends big picture tech innovation with the promise of what’s possible to improve government services and expand broadband access to level the playing field for all New Yorkers,” said Mayor de Blasio. “I welcome Miguel Gamiño, who brings the experience, savvy, and forward thinking we need to advance New York City as a hub for not only thinking, but doing.”

Gamino most recently served the City and County of San Francisco as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Director of the Department of Technology. Prior to joining San Francisco in July 2013, Gamiño was the Chief Information & Innovation for the City of El Paso, TX, and Director of the Department of Information Technology Services.

“Technology is essential to shaping a more responsive and equitable government,” said New York City Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño. “I’m thrilled to join an incredible team in the nation’s largest city and lead broadband and Smart City efforts! I look forward to bringing positive, meaningful change to benefit the lives of New Yorkers and to influence greater impact on a global scale.”