Santa Monica Lookout
|Santa Monica Hires New Chief Information Officer||
| By Lookout Staff
September 20, 2016 -- Joseph Cevetello will become the City's second Chief Information Officer since the internet was in its infancy, City officials announced Monday.
Cevetello will start in early October at an annual salary of $191,580.
The Information Systems Department -- which has 49 staff members and an annual operating budget of $9.2 million -- is responsible for "internal technology, the City’s websites and digital strategy, as well as its award-winning broadband network, City Net," City officials said.
Most recently, he served as USC’s Director of Information Services and Assistant CIO and previously spearheaded strategy and design of Information Technology for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, the largest university project of the 21st century, officials said.
He also served as Deputy CIO at Loyola Marymount University and worked and taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
“I am a collaborative bridge-builder who seeks to leverage technology as a strategic asset, and an enabler of transformation and innovation,” Cevetello said.
“I am looking forward to establishing strong, supportive relationships with City staff, and to the privilege of serving Santa Monica’s citizens, businesses, and visitors.”
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