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NY's most-prominent female-techie, the CTO of NYC, on Big Data in the Big Apple

Hosted by NYTechWomen, a project of Bella Minds

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Big Data in the Big Apple
presented by
Minerva Tantoco, Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York

Free beer, drinks & candy PLUS free Selfie-Sticks, 4gb USB keys & more swag courtesy of ClustrixDB!


A Database Month event:

The NYC CTO and Mayor's Office of Data Analytics will discuss the NYC technology ecosystem, explain how each of their relatively new offices operate, talk about how data impacts their work, and present opportunities for engagement with the data community.

Minerva Tantoco is New York City's first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Tantoco directs the Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation with responsibility for the development and implementation of a coordinated citywide strategy on technology and innovation and encouraging collaboration across agencies and with the wider New York City technology ecosystem. For more than 25 years - from launching her own start-up to directing technology and innovation for large enterprises - Tantoco has worked to affect business transformation across a range of industries from advertising to finance. With her appointment to the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, she brings this wealth of experience in technology-enabled transformation to government. Raised in Flushing, Queens, Tantoco is a product of New York City public schools. She attended Bronx Science High School and while still in college, moved to Silicon Valley where she co-founded technology startup, Manageware Inc, which was successfully sold five years later. Since then, Ms. Tantoco has led emerging technology initiatives including artificial intelligence, e-commerce, virtualization, online marketing and mobile applications. Ms. Tantoco holds four US patents on intelligent workflow and is a speaker and author on mobile, security, big data, and innovation. As Senior Product Manager at Palm, Tantoco pioneered mobile enterprise solutions in the early 2000s which helped pave the path in mobile technology, developing and deploying some of the world's earliest mobile applications.

As Chief Architect at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Tantoco led the re-design and implementation of the company's Investment Banking data warehouse, a project that mirrors many of the City's big data and analytics initiatives. Ms. Tantoco most recently served as UBS APAC CTO for client-facing technology and innovation, with regional responsibility for the Asia Pacific region.


Swag giveaway + food/drinks at 6:30pm
Power-Networking at 6:35pm
Presentation starts at 6:40pm

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