How has the role of CIO changed over the years?

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Richard Siemer (Former CIO, NYC Human Resources Administration)

According to Richard Siemer, Chief Information Officers have to make sure that an organization’s basic technology needs are met, but he discusses how the role of CIO has grown to play a strategic role in partnership with the senior management of organizations. He talks about the different responsibilities that CIO’s have in today’s world.


About Author

Richard Siemer

Former CIO, NYC Human Resources Administration

As former deputy commissioner and CIO for the city’s Human Resources Administration (HRA), Siemer has often been recognized for leading the way in making the HRA more efficient while also lowering costs. The HRA provides public health insurance, food stamps, child care, home care for seniors, and many other services for more than 3 million New Yorkers. Siemer, was a 27-year employee of the HRA, has worked hard to streamline the administration’s activities. He was also appointed regional representative of the American Public Human Services Association’s IT affiliate.

Interviewed By

Phil Weinzimer

Phil Weinzimer

Author & President, Strategere Consulting

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