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New Haven, Connecticut Welcomes First Chief Technology Officer Amid Cybersecurity Challenge

BySamantha Jones

Mar 28, 2024
New Haven Names its First Chief Technology Officer

In New Haven, Connecticut, Michael Simeone has been appointed as the city’s first Chief Technology Officer. His new role will involve overseeing all technology and technological resources for the city, as well as playing a crucial role in decision-making processes and developing strategies and growth plans for both the city and the Board of Education.

Simeone expressed his gratitude for the opportunity, stating that he is honored to serve as the city’s new CTO and work alongside Mayor Elicker, Dr. Negrón, other members of the Board of Education, and the city’s dedicated IT employees. He looks forward to bringing his expertise in information technology and cybersecurity to manage the city’s day-to-day technology operations and support its efficiency goals while prioritizing the needs of New Haven residents.

One of Simeone’s key responsibilities will be to collaborate with the mayor, superintendent, and their representatives to oversee and assist IT staff members, manage the technology budget, supervise system and quality assurance processes, and align technology goals and initiatives across the city and the Board of Education. With over 25 years of executive IT management experience in finance, legal services, and state government, Simeone is well-equipped for this role. Recently, he served as the Chief Information Officer for Bendett & McHugh, P.C., one of Connecticut’s largest law firms. In this position, he led a team of 24 IT professionals supporting the firm’s practice representing major financial institutions nationwide.

Simeone’s appointment comes at a crucial time for New Haven as it recovers from a recent incident where $6 million was stolen from a compromised email account by fraudsters at New Haven Board of Education (BOE). Fortunately

By Samantha Jones

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