Sree is NYC’s Chief Digital Officer, running the Mayor’s Office of Digital Strategy. Since Oct 2016, he and his team have been working on digital, mobile and social strategy for NYC government agencies; working with startups and entrepreneurs across the city; and implementing the landmark NYC Digital Playbook.
From 2013-2016, he was the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the Met, he lead a 70-person team that worked to keep the 150-year-old institution relevant in the smartphone age.
He joined the Met after spending 20 years at Columbia University as a member of the Columbia Journalism School faculty and a year as Columbia’s first CDO.
He was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2015.
He is founder of such social media learning opportunities as Social Media One-Night Stand and Social Media Weekend #smwknd
From 2009-2011, he was part of the founding team at DNAinfo.com, developing the initial concept and business plan (funded by the founder of Ameritrade), a hyperlocal site named one of 2010’s six hottest news startups by BusinessInsider.
In 2015-16, he hosted 50 episodes of the CBS PlayIt network podcast, “@Sree Show: Talking tech, culture, entrepreneurship”: http://bit.ly/sreeshow
He is co-founder of SAJA, South Asian Journalists Association, SAJA.org.
Lists of influence are not that useful, but you can get a sense of of him from some that he’s been on: AdAge’s 25 media people to follow on Twitter; Poynter’s 35 most influential people in social media and Newsweek’s 40 most influential South Asians in the US. He was also on Quill Magazine’s list of 20 journalists to follow on Twitter, but he was much more excited that three of his students were also listed, making that four out of 20!
Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/sree
More on him at http://www.sree.net