NYSCI has elected Minerva Tantoco to its Board of Trustees. Her three-year term as a Trustee began on October 6, 2016.
Tantoco is a senior advisor at Future\Perfect Ventures, a woman-run, early stage venture capital fund based in New York City. Previously, she served in the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as New York City’s first-ever chief technology officer. Her diverse career in technology also includes positions at Palm, Fannie Mae, UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Tantoco has been featured as a guest speaker at industry events around the world, most recently delivering the keynotes at CE Week 2016 and Insight Forum: AI in Focus.
Tantoco grew up in Flushing, Queens and attended New York City public schools including the prestigious Bronx High School of Science.
“Minerva embodies the innovative spirit of NYSCI,” said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. “She launched her own startup, holds four patents, spent a decade in financial services tech, and was the City’s first chief technology officer. Her 25 years’ experience across a broad range of industries will be a valuable asset to our Board and to the NYSCI community.”
NYSCI’s current Board consists of 38 individuals from a diverse range of industries, including science, education, technology, financial services, telecommunications, strategic communications and government. The NYSCI Board plays an important role in shaping the organization’s direction, success and growth. Trustees serve as representatives and advocates of NYSCI, provide financial support and resources to the organization, and participate in strategic planning and policy decisions.