Bryan Sivak was appointed Oct. 13, 2009 to the Cabinet post of chief technology officer for the District of Columbia. In that role, Sivak leads the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, which is an organization that provides technology services and leadership for 86 agencies, 38,000 employees, residents, businesses and millions of visitors.
Sivak has more than 15 years of experience in building software and internet technologies and organizations. In 2002, he founded and developed InQuira, Inc., a multinational technology-solutions company. During his tenure, he managed all aspects of the business, including design and development of the product, and sales, marketing and management activities relating to the overall execution of InQuira’s business plan and growth of the company. In 2005, he moved to London and opened the European office of the company, which he grew from zero to 30 percent of the company’s revenue in four years.
Before joining InQira, Sivak founded Electric Knowledge LLC, which provided the world’s first natural-language search engine available on the Web. The company’s customers included Bank of America and Fidelity Investments, among others.
Sivak has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago.