Jeff Merritt

Jeff Merritt
Jeff Merritt (Director of Innovation) As Director of Innovation, Jeff’s work focuses on leveraging innovative approaches and smart city technologies to advance the Mayor’s equity agenda and achieve the ambitious goals set forth in the Plan for One New York. Prior to helping establish the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation, Jeff played an instrumental role in crafting Mayor de Blasio’s technology platform. He holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University and more than 15 years of leadership experience driving social change in the public sector. Key highlights include helping organize the first entirely online public election in U.S. history, laying the groundwork for the world’s largest, fastest municipal Wi-Fi network, and leading the creation of new tools and guidelines for responsible and equitable expansion of the Internet of Things.