Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2012
No. 003
www.nyc.gov

STATEMENT OF CITYWIDE CHIEF INFORMATION & INNOVATION OFFICER RAHUL N. MERCHANT ON MEETING WITH JAPANESE GOVERNMENT CIO

“It was my pleasure to welcome Mr. Koichi Endo, Chief Information Officer of the Government of Japan, to City Hall this afternoon. Our mutual interest in mobile application development, open government and business intelligence, and large-scale public sector data management serves as an important touch point in an ongoing conversation about the ways our two countries may share best practices to improve government performance. I thank Mr. Endo for visiting New York City and sharing his insights as the top technologist in one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced countries – insights which are instructive as we continue to develop innovative, cost-effective, and agile IT solutions for New Yorkers.”

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