Mayor's Technology Summit:
Homeland Security, Safety and Economic Development
City of Philadelphia
Appointed as Chief Information Officer for the city of Philadelphia in May 2001, reporting to Mayor John F. Street and serving on the mayor's cabinet, Dianah Neff has 17 years of experience in providing leadership and implementation of organization-wide strategic information technology planning.
Currently, she is focusing on aligning IT with the city's direction, improving Philadelphia's electronic government presence and helping to reduce the cost of service delivery through effective and efficient use of technology.
Over the years, Neff has played a leading role in many city governments. She launched the nation's first municipal website for the city of Palo Alto and worked with San Bernardino County businesses and School District to develop a joint venture.
Prior to working in government she had 14 years experience in the private sector working for high-tech software and hardware firms in Silicon Valley.
Neff received a BA in marketing and economics, and earned an MBA with a concentration in operations research. She was a professor of public administration programs at Hayward State University and the University of Washington.