Sree Sreenivasan (2016)

When Sree Sreenivasan stepped down as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chief digital officer in June, many wondered where he’d land next. Less than two months later, mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the digital media powerhouse would reprise the same role for the city of New York, succeeding Jessica Singleton.

Sreenivasan is credited for implementing a number of successful initiatives during his term at the Met, including the creation of a museum app and a video series featuring interviews with artists such as Kehinde Wiley, Tom Sachs, and Lisa Yuskavage, among others.

We caught up with Sreenivasan a few weeks before he takes the helm as the city’s CDO on October 17. “I’m standing on the steps of the Met as I talk to you now,” Sreenivasan told artnet News over the phone. “I’ve had folks ask: Are you still involved with the Met? I say: Absolutely.”

Read the full interview on artnet News.