As Director of the Smart Cities + IoT Lab within the New York City Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Paul Rothman led the development of the NYC Internet of Things Strategy which aims to support a healthy cross-sector IoT ecosystem in New York City – one that is productive, responsible, and fair. In his role, Paul provides technical leadership and coordination for the development and integration of technologies, systems, and policies for continuous modernization of IoT technology and related civic challenges to meet the public’s evolving needs. In addition, Paul works with agencies, academic institutions, and communities to pilot and evaluate innovative technologies and concepts to address specific goals. Previously, Paul was a founding member of littleBits Electronics, a STE(A)M education technology startup where he served as the Director of R&D. He is a graduate of New York University with a bachelor’s degree in music technology and a master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where he was previously an adjunct instructor. Paul lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, son.