Sree Sreenivasan has been Chief Digital Officer of NYC since October 2016.
In announcing his role, Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) tweeted, “Welcome, @sree, as NYC’s new CDO! And onward to becoming the most tech-friendly, transparent, digitally equitable city in the world.” Sree runs the Mayor’s Office of Digital Strategy and works with City agencies and colleagues throughout the five boroughs to fulfill the goals laid out in that tweet. He also works with startups and tech companies to help them thrive in the world’s greatest city.
Before coming to City Hall, Sree spent three years as Chief Digital Officer of the Met and also worked for 21 years at Columbia University, teaching digital media at Columbia Journalism School and a year as the university’s first CDO. In 2015, he was named to Fast Company’s list of the 100 most creative people in business and in 2009 to Ad Age’s list of 25 people to follow on Twitter.
His 5 TEDx talks on various digital topics are at bit.ly/sreetedxvideos.