CTAB has elected its 2021 leaders

The Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB) has elected it’s leadership for 2021. René Peters and Camille Malonzo were elected CTAB Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. These two experienced technology leaders will steer the board of ten volunteers. The board helps to guide citywide decision making around issues of community-wide interest relating to information and communications technology. 

Rene Peters
René Peters

Peters is a Product Manager at NVIDIA, where he leads development of augmented and virtual reality products and platforms. He has worked within multiple cloud computing areas including mixed reality and artificial intelligence during his time within the tech industry. He has a background in Chemical Engineering, having graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science in the field. Upon graduation, he worked as a technical engineering manager for paper products at Procter & Gamble (P&G), where he led engineering projects. 

Through his career and other activities, he is focused on using his engineering, business, and product design skill-sets to create high social impact. In the future, he is interested in continuing to impact domestic or national policies at the intersection of science, technology, and equity. In the future, he is interested in making an impact on domestic or national policies at the intersection of science, technology, and equity. 

Camille Malonzo

In her role as software engineer at Microsoft, Malonzo is currently focusing on building features, privacy, and compliance for the OneNote and Sticky Notes applications. Previously, she worked on OneDrive/SharePoint and the front-end experience of the Windows operating system. She earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Mount Holyoke College, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees. Malonzo also serves as an innovation board member of the nonprofit Advancement for Rural Kids and as a conference organizer for the AnitaB.Org Seattle chapter for women in computing. She is committed to continuously learning, advocating, and advancing work at the intersection of technology and community organizing, particularly in endeavors that advance social justice. Malonzo was appointed by Mayor Jenny Durkan. 

CTAB has just completed its recruitment process and is set to released it roster of board members in the new year.