As the City’s first Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Adel Ebeid, is responsible for leading the City’s IT innovation strategy to advance the City’s digital quality of life. A passion for using technology to bring people closer to their government, Adel continues to be a strong advocate for open data and government transparency. In addition to overseeing the City’s IT innovation agenda, Adel is also responsible for the traditional IT portfolio that includes infrastructure services, application development and maintenance, Geographic Information Systems, public safety communications and the City’s web presence. Prior to his appointment with the City of Philadelphia, Adel was the Chief Information and Technology Officer for the State of New Jersey until 2011. He also held leadership positions with the Motor Vehicle Commission as Chief Operating Officer where he led the development of New Jersey’s first digital driver license, and CIO for Environmental Protection where he led the development of the NJ Environmental Management System (NJEMS) – a system that was later adopted by 8 other states as the platform of choice for the consolation of environmental data.