“To move our city’s digital ecosystem into the 21st century, we need to ensure our city’s resources are at the fingertips of every New Yorker. With Sree Sreenivasan’s wealth of experience, I am confident that he will work to promote transparency, access, and progressive values with our digital tools, helping spread access across the five boroughs,” de Blasio said.
Terming his appointment as an “honor”, Sreenivasan, who is currently on a social media speaking tour across India, said there are many opportunities to extend the Mayor’s Digital Playbook, collaborate closely across various sectors and help bring more startups here. Prior to his work at City Hall, Sreenivasan served for three years at the Metropolitan Museum, where he led a 70-person team to increase the museum’s digital presence. Before that he spent 20 years as a member of faculty of the Columbia Journalism School and a year as Columbia University’s first Chief Digital Officer. An immigrant from India,Sreenivasan was born in Japan and received a Bachelor’s degree in History from St Stephen’s College in Delhi.