New Haven’s First Chief Technology Officer: Michael Simeone Takes the Reins

New Haven Appoints Inaugural Chief Technology Officer

In the City of New Haven, Michael Simeone has been appointed as the first Chief Technology Officer. Simeone will oversee all technology and technological resources for the city, as well as develop strategies and growth plans for both the city and the Board of Education. With 25 years of IT executive management experience, he is confident in his ability to lead in this new role.

In his previous position at Bendett & McHugh, P.C., Simeone oversaw a team of IT professionals and managed technology support for the firm’s client base, which included major financial institutions. He brings expertise in information technology and cybersecurity to his new position, which will be valuable in guiding New Haven’s technology operations going forward.

Recently, the city’s Board of Education fell victim to fraud when $6 million was stolen from a compromised email account. However, fortunately, $3.6 million of the stolen funds have been recovered. As the new Chief Technology Officer, Simeone will work to strengthen cybersecurity measures and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

Simeone expressed his excitement about his new position and his eagerness to work with Mayor Elicker, Dr. Negrón, and other city officials to enhance technology operations and efficiency. With his extensive experience in IT management and cybersecurity, he is well-equipped to take on this challenge and make a positive impact on the City of New Haven.

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