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New Haven Appoints First Chief Technology Officer Amid Cybersecurity Concerns

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 25, 2024
First Chief Technology Officer appointed in New Haven, Conn.

In New Haven, Connecticut, Mayor Justin Elicker recently appointed Michael Simeone as the city’s first chief technology officer. Simeone has over 25 years of IT experience and previously worked in a technology role for a law firm. In his new role, Simeone will oversee the city’s technology budget and help integrate technology initiatives across the city.

Simeone expressed his enthusiasm for applying 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.

As Chief Technology Officer, Simeone will collaborate with Superintendent Madeline Negron to establish technology strategies and growth plans for the city’s Board of Education. He will also work closely with other departments within the mayor’s office to ensure that all technology initiatives align with the city’s overall goals. Sophis Fox-Sowell, who reports on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and government regulation for StateScoop, provided this information. She previously worked as a multimedia producer for CNET, focusing on private sector innovation in various sectors through podcasts and video content. Fox-Sowell holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Wagner College and a master’s degree in media innovation from Northeastern University.

By Samantha Johnson

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