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Lynne Chernow

Former CIO, SVP and Chief of IT Staff

Strategic consultant to CIOs and CISOs in the NYC area, focused on providing technology leadership, strategy, and operational efficiency aligned with organizational goals and objectives. She was recently the interim CIO at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, immediately after working with Information Technology leaders at NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Previously, she was consulting with the CIO and Cybersecurity team at Fordham University.

Prior to consulting, Lynne was SVP of IT at HBO, leading the media company’s technology department in building innovative applications across the media supply chain in support of content distribution with HBO GO, HBO On Demand, iTunes, Xbox, and Amazon.

Lynne is a Distinguished Fellow at Avasant and was named a National Fellow of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. She volunteers with many organizations, with a focus on facilitating underserved women’s entry into technology careers.


  • Application Rationalization
  • Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery
  • Information and CyberSecurity
  • IT Governance
  • IT Operations and Management
  • Organization and Change Management
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Sourcing Strategy & Execution


  • Education
  • Media & Entertainment


  • Fordham University
  • HBO
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority