Cordell Schachter, Chief Technology Officer

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Cordell Schachter leads New York City Department of Transportation’s IT & Telecom organization which innovates IT services in mobility, software development, mapping, communications, on-site and cloud infrastructure, project management, public data, and customer support. IT & Telecom has received multiple awards for excellence and has appeared in multiple periodicals including the Drucker Institute’s Monday* e-magazine about taming big data.

NYC DOT embraces technology of all kinds to achieve its goal of Vision Zero: eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries. IT & Telecom partners with all DOT divisions to work Safer, Faster, Smarter, and Cheaper.

Schachter has over 20 years of experience in New York City government and private sector technology management. He 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 serves on the board of directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, is an adjunct associate professor at NYU’s Center for Urban Science + Progress, and lectures at Saint Peter's University Master of Public Administration program.