New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Minerva Tantoco, a former executive at UBS and Bank of America, as the city's chief technology officer.

Tantoco most recently served as head of frontline technology for the Asia-Pacific region at UBS. She has also worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she was responsible for redesigning the company's investment banking data warehouse.

In her new role, she will oversee the mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation. Her responsibilities will include coordinating information-technology initiatives across city agencies and working with local startups.

Mayor de Blasio praised Tantoco as an "experienced technologist with vision and technical expertise."

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