DC CDO to serve as CTO on an interim basis

UPDATE: This post from Nov. 30, 2017 has been updated to reflect leadership changes.

Dive Brief:

  • Washington, D.C.’s Chief Data Officer Barney Krucoff will serve as the city’s interim chief technology officer (CTO), effective today, following the departure of former CTO Archana Vemulapalli. Krucoff has worked in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) since June 2016.
  • Over her two-year term, Vemulapalli’s leadership was pivotal in a number of tech-focused initiatives, including progressing Smarter DC. Projects under her leadership included a smart waste management pilot, increased public Wi-Fi and computer access, and OCTOSpeaks.
  • In an interview with StateScoop, Vemulapalli said she will transition to a job in the private sector. “I’ve been in technology all of my life and that’s been the one constant, so I intend to stay in technology … I’m just trying to figure out what I want to do next,” she…