David M. Sturm

David Sturm is the former Vice President of IT at the New York Public Library, a private nonprofit in New York City. He managed the strategic planning and operational management of technology for one of the most important and technologically advanced library systems in the world.

At NYPL, Sturm directed all IT activities, including internal and external systems development, NYPL's web site, technology support, technical design and engineering, networks, and telecommunications. During the last 10 years of his tenure, he oversaw the design and implementation of a state-of-the-art high-speed network, significant upgrades to the technology infrastructure, and a redesign and expansion of NYPL's web site and intranet. This has been a crucial foundation for a significant increase to the number of public workstations and technology-based services, large image and text digitization initiatives, and large infrastructure projects that are all key elements in NYPL's leadership in providing free and universal access to information. Sturm also built a successful co-location business at NYPL supporting other New York-based nonprofits with data center, telecommunications, and consulting services, thus helping smaller institutions to leverage their technology budgets while providing NYPL with necessary earned income.

Prior to NYPL, Sturm was Vice President with Citibank's global information network organization and worked at Citibank for 19 years in operations and technology management. Sturm is on the Board of NYSERNet, the NY State Education and Research Network.

Sturm holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Cooper Union, an M.S. in engineering from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University.