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New York Names IBM Veteran Robert Samson as CIO

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the appointment April 25, nearly a month after Maggie Miller resigned from the role.

Robert Samson
Less than a month after the departure of Maggie Miller, the state of New York has found its new CIO in 36-year IBM leader Robert Samson. The announcement was made Tuesday, April 25, as part of a series of appointments by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Samson is taking over the state's IT operations after retiring from IBM in 2009. He occupied several leadership positions at the company, including stints as general manager of its Global Public Sector business and as vice president of its Worldwide Systems and Technology Group.

Samson sits on the advisory board of the State University of New York Center for Technology in Government and participates in the state's Spending and Government Efficiency Commission, which was involved in the state's decision to move email to the cloud.

Miller left the Office of Information Technology Services March 31 after serving as the state CIO for two years.

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.
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