What we do
The Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) oversees most major technology projects for the City of Philadelphia. We use technology to help City employees do their work better and to serve residents in getting what they need from City government.
- Provides IT services to City employees so they can communicate with each other and with the public.
- Manages the City’s technology assets, including computers, printers, scanners, and more.
- Monitors and updates security to keep information safe.
- Finds new ways to use technology to modernize how City government operates.
- Offers digital design guidance and technical support for the City’s website.
1234 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 686-8101
Brennan was appointed the City’s chief information officer in January 2016 by Mayor Kenney. He previously worked for the Philadelphia Police Department for 33 years, spending the last 20 years in the Information Technology (IT) department. During his time in IT he took on increasing responsibilities, including the management of the department’s programming staff, 911 systems, GIS systems, Drug and DNA laboratories, and communications network. He retired from the Police Department in 2006 at the rank of Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of all science and technology. He then worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for five years where he was charged with the implementation of a $500 million communications network that spanned all of Pennsylvania.
After leaving state employment, Brennan went into the private sector, consulting for public safety technology projects. His last assignment before assuming his present role was managing a public safety radio installation for a large transportation system in New Jersey.
Brennan holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from St. Joseph’s University. He is a lifelong Philadelphian.