NYC Taps Minerva Tantoco For CTO Spot

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New York City has brought on Minerva Tantoco to its first ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO) role.

As CTO, Tantoco will direct the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation, under First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris, with responsibility for the development and implementation of a coordinated citywide strategy on technology and innovation and encouraging collaboration across agencies and with the wider New York City technology ecosystem.

Tantoco will also partner with other senior administration officials, she will also engage with stakeholders in the tech sector and help encourage more public participation in government.

Ms. Tantoco most recently served as UBS APAC CTO for client-facing technology and innovation, with regional responsibility for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that she worked in various technical roles and also founded and sold her own company – Manageware Inc.

“Our City’s digital infrastructure should reflect the 21st century innovation hub we want New York City to be. With the appointment of Minerva Tantoco as the City’s first Chief Technology Officer, we are moving one major step towards the creation of a modern government that connects City agencies to the best ideas and brightest people to streamline the delivery of government services, and increase transparency,” said Mayor de Blasio.

The Mayor announced Ms. Tantoco’s appointment during the 10th annual New York Tech Meetup.