In the past the Information Technology (IT) Department has employed a planning process, incorporating input from across City departments and from a range of stakeholders, evaluating suggestions, input and cost considerations as part of its determinations on priorities. The creation of the E-Gov Committees, in June 2011, has assisted the IT Department to develop a more formal procedure for prioritizing projects and assisting in development of an IT Strategic Plan. A formal IT Strategic Plan will allow the City to continue to address the ever-expanding interest in keeping pace with technology, which will enhance city service delivery and municipal government communication.

The following is a summary of the composition of the E-Gov Committees

The members of the E-Gov Executive Committee and E-Gov Community Representative Committee meet periodically to assess progress and offer guidance on the creation of the Strategic Plan:

Executive Committee

Member Title Department
Robert W. Healy City Manager
Richard Rossi Deputy City Manager
Louis DePasquale Assistant City Manager Fiscal Affairs
Brian Murphy Assistant City Manager Community Development
Ellen Semonoff Assistant City Manager Human Services
Lisa Peterson Commissioner Public Works Department
David Kale Deputy Finance Director / Budget Director Budget Department
Mary Hart Chief Information Officer IT Department
Claire Spinner Chief Financial Officer School Department
Steve Smith Chief Information Officer School Department

Community Representatives are all Cambridge residents

Member Background
Art Bardige Founder & President, & 501c(3)
Brian Burke Senior Director, State Government Affairs at Microsoft
Jerry Grochow Vice President, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (Internet2)
Tarun Rathham Google Cambridge Team, Sales in the Software and Services Industry
Oliver Thomas Information Services and Technology, MIT. Special liaison to Faculty and Student Experience

The members of the E-Gov Project Committee meet bi-monthly and are responsible for building the Strategic Plan with the CIO of the IT Department:

Project Management Team

Member Title Department
Cliff Cook Planning Information Manager Community Development
Martha Flynn Assistant Commissioner Inspectional Services Department
Jeana Franconi Director of Fiscal and Administration Human Services
Rebecca Fuentes Deputy Commissioner Public Works Department
Justin Handfield Web Developer Information Technology Department
Mary Hart Chief Information Officer Information Technology Department
Michele Kincaid Director of Financial Ooperations and Systems Finance Department
Dan Riviello Director of Communications and Media Relations Police Department
Steve Smith Chief Information Officer School Department
Ini Tomeu Public Information Officer City Manager's Office


Document Format Description
IT Strategic Plan (Gartner Report) PDF (2.2MB) City of Cambridge IT Strategic Plan
IT World Café Breakout Group Results PDF (25KB) Results from the IT World Café breakout groups
IT World Café Pre-Poll Survey Results PDF (164KB) Results from the IT World Café Pre-Poll Survey
IT World Café Presentation PDF (2MB) The presentation given at the IT World Café on May 10th, 2012
iReport Handout PDF (458KB) The iReport handout provided at the IT World Café on May 10th, 2012
MyPD Poster PDF (537KB) The Cambridge Police MyPD poster handed out at the IT World Café on May 10th, 2012

Department Information

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Department Director:
Mary Hart

831 Massachusetts Ave
2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139