New York City Commission on Human Rights
Stacey Blissett-Saavedra is an influential business executive with close to 20 years of experience building and transforming technology and digital teams. A veteran of multiple fortune 1000 companies, Stacey started her career at Apple Inc., leading a diverse group of technologists focused on customer support and problem solving. It was there that she learned the importance of both customer centricity and deep product knowledge in designing and implementing digital solution for companies. Holding true to these values, she continually advocates for digital innovation with a focus on developing flexible and scalable solutions for consumer and organizational challenges.
A strong proponent of equity in education, she transitioned to the public sector in 2013, joining the New York City Department of Education (DOE), the largest school district in the country serving 1.1 million students. At the DOE, Stacey was responsible for designing user-friendly digital and data solutions that impacted hundreds of thousands of students. Her vast experience and passion for creating high-performing customer focused digital products led her to her current role of Chief Information Officer at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, an agency charged with enforcing some of most progressive civil rights laws in the nation.
Stacey is an adept leader who emphasizes the importance of team building, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Excited by the potential for civic technologists in this watershed moment in time, she continuously looks for ways to collaborate on digital solutions that move innovation forward.