Mahesh Nattanmai Appointed Inaugural Expert in Residence for Civic Hall

New York, NY – (May 16, 2024) – Civic Hall, a pioneering center for innovation, digital skills training, and civic technology has named Mahesh Nattanmai as Expert in Residence. Mahesh will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, digital transformation in government, and user-centered design. Mahesh Nattanmai, the Co-Founder of MavQ and President of MTX Group, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.


Prior to joining Civic Hall, Mahesh Nattanmai served in several pivotal roles within the New York State government, including Chief Health Information Officer at the NYS Department of Health, Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer at the NYS Office of Information Technology Services, and Chief Budget Examiner at the New York State Division of the Budget. His extensive background in Computer Science and Management Information Systems has uniquely positioned him as a leader in digital transformation and IT consolidation initiatives, particularly within the public sector.


During his tenure in government, Mahesh Nattanmai spearheaded numerous innovative projects aimed at driving efficiency and leveraging cutting-edge technologies to enhance public sector operations. His strategic vision and leadership were instrumental in leading successful digital transformations, enabling agencies to deliver services more effectively and improve overall citizen satisfaction.


As Expert in Residence at Civic Hall, Mahesh Nattanmai will bring his invaluable insights and experience to bear on advancing the organization’s mission of fostering innovation and collaboration in the civic technology space. Mahesh will play a pivotal role in guiding and advising startups, entrepreneurs, and government agencies on harnessing the power of AI to streamline processes, optimize resources, and drive meaningful impact.


“We are thrilled to welcome Mahesh Nattanmai to Civic Hall as our first Expert in Residence,” said Jim Malatras, Chief Strategy Officer & Senior VP for Education, The Fedcap Group—the parent organization of Civic Hall. “Mahesh’s extensive experience and proven track record of success in leveraging technology to drive efficiency and innovation in the public sector make him the ideal candidate to lead our efforts, especially in the AI space. We are confident that his expertise will prove invaluable in helping Civic Hall and its community members harness the full potential of AI to address some of society’s most pressing challenges.”

Mahesh Nattanmai’s appointment as Expert in Residence continues Civic Hall’s commitment to fostering collaboration and innovation in the civic technology ecosystem. 


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Civic Hall’s mission is to support and enable best-in-class programs that help close the digital skills divide and plan for the needs of tomorrow’s workforce. Civic Hall facilitates groundbreaking partnerships among high-impact organizations, civic and social innovators, workforce training partners, and New York’s employer ecosystem to work collectively to meet the educational and professional needs of all New Yorkers, especially those from communities too often left behind. Civic Hall also serves as a tech incubator and accelerator, helping to spur new innovations and ideas. For more information about membership opportunities, please visit


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