Thomas Kuczynski is
the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology for the District of Columbia Water
and Sewer Authority (DC Water).
Mr. Kuczynski joined DC Water in August 2013
and heads up an IT team of 60 individuals and a $20 million budget to develop,
deploy and manage solutions for over 2,000 users across all aspects of the
busienss. He is responsible for the
management of over 3,000 connected devices across three separate networks, both
wired and wireless, for business applications, process control and SCADA.
Mr. Kuczynski has more
than 40 years of experience in Information Technology including nearly 30 years
at Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) in two separate terms of employment. Prior to
joining DC Water, Mr. Kuczynski was Senior Vice President, Strategic and
Information Services for PGW managing Strategic Planning, Enterprise
Performance Management, Information Services and Internal Auditing. In his
first employment at PGW, he led development efforts for the company's customer
information system, credit and collections, automated meter reading, mobile work
management and distribution leak tracking systems.
He has also worked for
Pacific Gas & Electric's National Energy Group as Director of Technology
Strategic Planning and Architecture, and for Delmarva Power in Wilmington,
Delaware where he provided IT Strategic Planning Services to the Energy Supply
Most recently he was
responsible for co-leading the effort to replace DC Water’s 20-year-old
Customer Information and Mobile Work Management Systems with a Tier 1 Cloud
based solution. At the same time, he is leading the effort to upgrade 90,000
AMR devices with state-of-the-art AMI devices.
His team has also recently deployed a new web-based data portal for
customers as part of DC Water’s larger Open Data initiative which is focused on
providing an easy to use platform for sharing operating and financial data with
the public. Mr. Kuczynski is also responsible
for delivering DC Water’s Digital Utility and Smart Water initiatives.
Mr. Kuczynski is a
graduate of La Salle College of Philadelphia and the Executive MBA program at
University of Maryland University College.
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