Vijay Sammeta

Chief Information Officer,
City of San José
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Vijay Sammeta is the Chief Information Officer for the City of San José, with over 20 years of experience in the public, private and non-profit high-tech industry. As the Chief Information Officer of the 10th largest city in the U.S., Vijay is responsible for shaping the strategic direction for the Capital of Silicon Valley and leading the City’s IT Department. During his career, Vijay has also worked for notable Silicon Valley technology firms Hewlett-Packard and, as well as the fiercely competitive world of advertising.

Vijay is known as an innovative and strategic problem solver; the City benefits from Vijay's strengths as he drives toward commoditizing the City’s IT services. Vijay leads the City to meet challenges presented by both the dynamic world of technology and high expectations from the community, delivering new and enhanced services during the most challenging economic times facing local municipalities in recent history.

With an expected population growth in San José of 40% by the year 2040, Vijay is committed to smart growth through the use of technology by focusing on priorities, partnerships and people. He challenges the status quo on a daily basis, and strives to accelerate the pace of innovation by leveraging unique opportunities such as public/private partnerships.

Vijay holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.  As a resident of San José, he embodies the notion of “live, work and play in San Jose,” which often guides his technology investment decisions.  Vijay is often quoted as saying, “Let’s not do technology simply for technology’s sake…”

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Xpert Vijay Sammeta, CIO of San Jose, Calif., discusses innovation and how it relates to budgets.
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