About DOT

Chief Technology Officer Cordell Schachter

Cordell Schachter was appointed as the Department of Transportation's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) on June 16, 2008. He is responsible for the use of DOT's technology resources in achieving its strategic objectives. His portfolio includes leading DOT's award-winning IT & Telecom organization's application development and maintenance, enterprise geo-spatial technology, network infrastructure, office and mobile telecommunications, public data, technical support services, web and application hosting, and IT project management office.

Schachter has over 20 years of experience in New York City government and private sector technology management. He served as Associate Commissioner and Chief Project Officer for the city's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT). Schachter managed strategic programs and projects and a regional project management organization for several leading technology firms. His project teams introduced new web technologies, prepared networks for two Olympics and media supporting these events, and created public safety, national and international data and voice communication systems. He began his career at the city's Department of Parks & Recreation.

Schachter is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is an IBM Senior Certified Professional in project management. He holds an MS in Management from NYU's Wagner School of Public Service and a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.