May 22, 2007 By Wayne Hanson
Antonio "Tony" Hylton is the new CIO of Cook County, Ill., and will replace Catherine Maras O'Leary who resigned recently. Hylton is the president of Broadband Technology Associates of Aurora, Ill., and as technology advisor to the mayor of Aurora, was part of the technical team responsible for the architecture, business plan development and budget preparation of the citywide technology infrastructure. He also participates on four subcommittees of the Governor's Illinois Broadband Development Council and co-represents the city of Aurora on the Illinois Municipal Broadband Communications Assn. In addition Hylton is also a technology advisor to the Northeastern Illinois Communications Consortium, a group of public safety officials analyzing and determining the merits of a consolidated upgrade to the regional digital IP-based infrastructure for public safety.