Anthony E. Thomas has over 30 years’ experience applying information technology in multiple industries and government. As Chief Information Officer of New York City’s department of Housing Preservation and Development, Thomas leads Technology and Strategic Development organizations to improve processes and enhance the delivery of critical services to the largest municipal developer of affordable quality housing in the nation.Prior to joining New York City government, Thomas was the chief technology officer and a key decision maker at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, the largest health care management company in New Jersey. During his tenure, Horizon was repeatedly identified by InformationWeek as one of the top innovative users of technology in the nation. Thomas has established technology strategies and architectures at other respected brands in the financial, service and manufacturing industries.At TIAA-CREF, the largest private pension fund in the country, he set the direction for IT strategy, architecture and standards. While at American Express, he led an international team of solution architects that managed the company’s global portfolio of over 2,500 applications. During his career at DuPont, he headed data management and pioneered the use of distributing computing. He also taught university physics for eight years.Mr. Thomas is a commissioned officer in the United States Navy Reserve (retired). While on active duty, he served in the nuclear power program and was a communications and electronic materials officer.Thomas holds an M.S. in physics from the University of Maryland.