Digital New York

The Cuomo admin announced today that it's hiring New York City's chief digital officer, Rachel S. Haot, for a new position called Deputy Secretary for Technology. "Haot will lead the State's digital experience across web, mobile and social media with a focus on streamlining services and supporting public engagement online." New York City has gotten a lot of attention for its efforts to share data, work with app developers, and make its website more useful to the public. So it'll be interesting see what sort of effect Haot might have on state government.


I’ve followed Rachael on twitter for inspiration on what could be achieved in the Capital Region and she’s helped spearhead some impressive initiatives during her brief tenure with NYC. While I love NYC and hate to see them loose steam on all the great things being achieved down there, this is definitely a big loose to them and a significant gain to NYS. I can only hope that at the State, she can help seize many of the initiatives that have brought tech companies and investment to NYC (not close to Silicone Valley, but definitely starting to given them a run for their money) and possibly nurture those efforts state-wide (e.g. Tech Valley).

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