Adel W. Ebeid
Chief Innovation Officer (CIO)
Prior to his appointment as the City's first Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Adel Ebeid was the Chief Information and Technology Officer for the State of New Jersey since March 2006. In his capacity as the CIO and CTO for the State of New Jersey, Mr. Ebeid was responsible for the State's entire technology portfolio which included infrastructure services, application development and maintenance, enterprise architecture and solutions, e-Government services as well as Geographic Information Systems. To carry out the day-to-day management and operations for IT in the Executive Branch, Mr. Ebeid led the Office of Information Technology which is comprised of 800+ technology professionals dedicated to supporting the technology platforms necessary to carry out and support government operations. In addition to his traditional role as the State's chief technology executive, Mr. Ebeid also Chaired the E-911 Commission as well as co-Chaired the Public Safety Interoperable Communications Commission. Mr. Ebeid is well respected among his peers for his enterprise and strategic thinking and is currently one of four Executive Directors on the board of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).
Dan Heitzer has over 30 years of experience in business and information technology consulting in multiple industries. He was a Partner at both Coopers & Lybrand and KPMG, and a Senior Principal with IBM Global Services. Dan has provided consulting and systems implementation services to numerous Fortune 500 clients including Pepsi, Gillette, Wyeth-Ayerst, Merck, Ford Motor, Clorox, Scott Paper, and Avon. His areas of specialization include cost reduction, business process re-engineering, performance measurement, change management, large-scale systems integration and program/ project management methodology and ‘best practices’. Dan leverages his understanding of business and IT to help organizations strategize, plan and execute their key business initiatives. Dan has successfully completed numerous enterprise-wide systems projects involving business transformation, business process re-engineering, systems design, and development and implementation.
Dan has a BS in Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Management from Temple University.