Tuesday, August 17, 2010
ME Alumn Szykman Appointed CIO of Dept. of Commerce
Congratulations to alumn Simon Szykman, who was named Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of Commerce in May 2010. As the Department’s CIO, Szykman is responsible for providing leadership, establishing policy, and maintaining oversight for the information technology investments that support the diverse portfolio of programs across the Commerce Department’s dozen bureaus.
Szykman received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Mechanical Engineering and was advised by Professor Jon Cagan. In fact, Szykman was Professor Cagan's first Ph.D. student!