Michael Mattmiller.

City of Seattle names Microsoft cloud privacy strategist Michael Mattmiller as new tech chief

The City of Seattle today named Michael Mattmiller its new Chief Technology Officer, bringing on a former developer to help head up the city’s Department of Information and Technology. Mattmiller replaces interim CTO Sabra Schneider, who temporarily took the reigns in April after Erin Devoto stepped down from the position in March. Schneider will return to her previous role as Director… Read More


Seattle names veteran government employee as interim technology chief

The City of Seattle has named Sabra Schneider, who previously served as the City’s Director of Electronic Communications, as its Interim Chief Technology Officer. Schneider will head up the city’s Department of Information and Technology, replacing Erin Devoto, who resigned last month. Schneider has already spent nearly a decade helping bolster the City’s tech offerings. In her… Read More

Erin Devoto

Seattle’s technology chief Erin Devoto resigns

Seattle Chief Technology Officer Erin Devoto resigned today after accepting a job with the City of Kirkland in the Public Works department. Devoto, who replaced former CTO Bill Schrier in April 2012, spent 13 years with city government both at the Parks and IT departments. She told GeekWire that her new gig with the City… Read More


Broadband: Does the city of Seattle really need to step in?

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is pushing to bring high-speed fiber-optic connections to businesses in the city, starting in Pioneer Square. But how far should the city go into an area where private companies compete? The latest episode of the public affairs program City Inside/Out on the Seattle Channel does a nice job exploring the debate over… Read More