Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
First Chief Technology Officer appointed in New Haven, Conn.

In New Haven, Connecticut, Mayor Justin Elicker has recently appointed Michael Simeone as the city’s first chief technology officer. Simeone, who previously worked in a technology role for a law firm, will now oversee the city’s technology budget and help integrate technology initiatives across the city. This position is housed within the mayor’s office and Simeone will collaborate with Superintendent Madeline Negron to establish technology strategies and growth plans for the city’s Board of Education.

Simeone expressed his excitement about bringing his information technology and cybersecurity expertise to guide the city’s technology operations. He aims to support the city’s technology and efficiency goals while serving New Haven residents in this critical role. His appointment comes after a business email compromise incident in June where hackers stole $5.9 million in city funds related to a New Haven Public Schools bus contract. The incident was discovered when the company contacted the school district about a missing payment.

Sophis Fox-Sowell, an expert in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and government regulation who reports on these topics for StateScoop, provided this information. Fox-Sowell previously worked as a multimedia producer for CNET, focusing on private sector innovation in various sectors through podcasts and video content. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Wagner College and a master’s degree in media innovation from Northeastern University. With over 25 years of IT experience under his belt, Simeone is well-equipped to lead New Haven’s technological advancements and keep its residents safe online.

By Aiden Nguyen

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