New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications has hired Vijay Gogineni as its new chief operating officer.
Gogineni, who began work at DoITT on June 4, previously served three years as Atlanta’s Deputy Chief Information Officer. In Atlanta, Gogineni worked alongside Chief Information Officer Samir Saini, who also moved to New York City to become its new CIO in January.
“As the COO, there is really no significant project that [Gogineni] won’t touch in some way,” said Stephanie Raphael, DoITT’s communications director.
In his new role, Gogineni will oversee DoITT’s infrastructure management, information security, business solutions delivery, and enterprise and solution architecture divisions.
Gogineni joins a department that is actively pursuing new technology and related projects. In June 2017, DoITT announced NextGeneration 911 , a revamped 911 system in New York that will allow residents to access the system through text message, photo, video, social media and other forms of communication.
In March, the department announced the launch of new master contracts for design services. This month, DoITT began accepting proposals from firms to install New York City’s new 5G mobile internet network.
Correction: A previous version of this story used an incorrect photo.