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New Haven Appoints First Chief Technology Officer Amidst Cybersecurity Concerns: Michael Simeone to Oversee City’s Technology Budget and Initiatives

BySamantha Jones

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

Michael Simeone, who has over 25 years of IT experience, has been appointed as the Chief Technology Officer for New Haven, Connecticut by Mayor Justin Elicker. In this new role, Simeone will be responsible for overseeing the city’s technology budget and integrating technology initiatives across different departments.

Simeone expressed his excitement for applying his information technology and cyber security expertise to guide the city’s day-to-day technology operations, support its technology and efficiency goals, and serve New Haven residents in this important role. His appointment comes after a business email compromise last 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 part of his duties, Simeone will work closely with Superintendent Madeline Negron to establish technology strategies and growth plans for the city’s Board of Education. His recent experience as the Chief Information Officer for Bendett & McHugh, P.C., a Connecticut law firm representing large financial institutions, will be valuable in this role as he brings extensive knowledge and expertise to help enhance technological capabilities and ensure the security of city systems. Overall, Simeone’s appointment as the city’s first Chief Technology Officer will play a crucial part in supporting ongoing technology initiatives that will benefit the residents of New Haven.

By Samantha Jones

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