The first CTO of NYC: A fireside chat

We sit down for a fireside chat with the former CTO of NYC, a technologist with a passion for making the city a thriving and accessible technology industry. We'll unpack how the city's worked to bring tech and tech education to New Yorkers across all five boroughs, how technology can help empower citizens and help address urban problems, and what's in store for technology in the big city.


Minerva Tantoco Chief Technology Officer, City Strategies, LLC

Minerva Tantoco is CTO, City Strategies, LLC: From tech start-ups to large enterprises to government, Ms. Minerva Tantoco holds four US patents on intelligent workflow, and is focused on applied innovation, creating tech strategies to build great businesses. Ms. Tantoco is passionate about humanizing tech and equal opportunity in the tech ecosystem. Minerva Tantoco most recently served as New York City’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Tantoco launched groundbreaking initiatives in smart city policy and government tech, such as LinkNYC, CSforAll, Neighborhoods.NYC, the first-ever IoT Guidelines for New York City, and NYC’s Smart+Equitable City Strategy.

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The first CTO of NYC: A fireside chat

We sit down for a fireside chat with the former CTO of NYC, a technologist with a passion for making the city a thriving and accessible technology industry. We'll unpack how the city's worked to bring tech and tech education to New Yorkers across all five boroughs, how technology can help empower citizens and help address urban problems, and what's in store for technology in the big city.

Minerva Tantoco

Chief Technology Officer, City Strategies, LLC

Minerva Tantoco is CTO, City Strategies, LLC: From tech start-ups to large enterprises to government, Ms. Minerva Tantoco holds four US patents on intelligent workflow, and is focused on applied innovation, creating tech strategies to build great businesses. Ms. Tantoco is passionate about humanizing tech and equal opportunity in the tech ecosystem. Minerva Tantoco most recently served as New York City’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Tantoco launched groundbreaking initiatives in smart city policy and government tech, such as LinkNYC, CSforAll, Neighborhoods.NYC, the first-ever IoT Guidelines for New York City, and NYC’s Smart+Equitable City Strategy.

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