4.25.13 CIO _ DT Director

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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, 415-554-6131

                                    *** PRESS RELEASE ***
Senior Executive with 30 Years of Extensive Experience in Information Technology to Helm City’s Technology
                          Infrastructure & Manage the Department of Technology

San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced his appointment of Marc Yves Touitou as San
Francisco’s Chief Information Officer and Director of the Department of Technology. Touitou has more than 30
years of extensive experience in all aspects of Information Technology (IT). Touitou has recently served as
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of ASML, a semiconductor company-based in the
Netherlands. Touitou was selected after an extensive national search

“As a leader in innovation and open data policies, San Francisco is committed to implementing new approaches
to make City government even more transparent, efficient and constituent-focused,” said Mayor Lee. “Marc
Touitou, our City’s new Chief Information Officer, is an accomplished change maker, who has proven
executive experience in global organizations and shares my commitment to challenge our own City government
to be more accountable and engaged, and make San Francisco, the world’s first City 2.0.”

“Marc Touitou is the innovative, private sector leader San Francisco needs to improve our technology services,”
said City Administrator Naomi Kelly, who chairs the City’s Committee on Information Technology (COIT).
“He will provide the executive leadership to ensure that every City department meets the high standards and
cost effective approach San Franciscans deserve.”

As the City’s Chief Information Officer, Touitou will advise the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, and City
departments regarding opportunities to provide higher quality, more timely and more cost-effective
governmental services; develop uniform policies and coordinated systems for the use, acquisition, and
implementation of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) technologies; and establish Citywide
standards and procedures to ensure cost-effective and useful retrieval and exchange of information both within
and among the various City departments and from the City to residents and businesses.

From 2002 to 2011, Touitou had global responsibilities for all aspects of IT at ASML. He oversaw about 500
core technologists and consultants, and spearheaded ASML’s effort to redesign the company’s architecture and
modernize their infrastructure. Prior to joining ASML, Touitou was Chief Information Officer at Rohm and
Haas, and held positions of increasing responsibilities including Europe Telecommunications Manager leading
to his transfer to Philadelphia in 1993 as Global Operations Manager. Touitou then became the company Global
Technology Director and later accepted the coatings business Chief Information Officer position which he held
until the end of 2002.
Touitou holds an Executive MBA degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, and has attended
organizational behavior courses at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Institute of
Management in Information at the University of Technology of Compiègne in Paris, France.

Mayor Lee also this week signed into law the Citywide Coordination of Open Data Policy and Procedures
legislation introduced jointly with Board President David Chiu to establish the position and duties of Chief Data
Officer and Departmental Data Coordinators to assist in the implementation of the City’s landmark Open Data
Policy. The ordinance also establishes rules and procedures for making open data available through the City’s
open data web portal.


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