Samir Saini

NYC mayor's report blames IT department for 11-day wireless outage

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The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications failed to properly oversee the contractor that managed the Wi-Fi network, the report says.

New York City CIO Samir Saini quits

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After being appointed in January 2018, Saini will return to the private sector, Mayor Bill de Blasio's office said.

Cities object to FCC's new rules on 5G rollout

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"The FCC is threatening the public’s right to control public property," New York City CIO Samir Saini wrote.

New York adds bus info to LinkNYC kiosks, starting in Brooklyn

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The free Wi-Fi kiosks will show real-time information about city buses, with the other four boroughs to follow "in the coming weeks."

New York IT Commissioner Anne Roest retires

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Atlanta Chief Information Officer Samir Saini has been named as her replacment.

Atlanta Smart Corridor evolves into a springboard for autonomous vehicles, IoT and more

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With urbanization trends taxing city services, the Atlanta Smart Corridor along North Avenue will help city officials research and scale smart city technologies quickly.

Atlanta kicks off program to improve Internet access for low-income families

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The Georgia city is officially launching its efforts as part of the Obama administration's "ConnectHome" program to increase broadband accessibility.

Atlanta's CIO lays groundwork for a smarter city

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When Samir Saini came on board as Atlanta's CIO, he knew he had to reorganize IT operations. But he also set out to expand the city's use of fiber optics to make city operations smarter.

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