Webinar: First 100 Days with Atlanta CIO

Posted on February 11, 2015


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“Information technology works best when it is tied directly to improved customer outcomes,” said Samir Saini when he took over as the Chief Information Officer of the City of Atlanta, GA. We’ll hear from him about how his first 100 days on the job went and where the city is headed under his leadership.

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The Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, made a strong statement about technology when he announced the arrival of a new Chief Information Officer last year.

“Information technology plays a crucial role in delivering government services and I have charged Samir Saini with improving the City’s use of technology to better serve residential and businesses customers, in addition to expanding the availability of wi-fi in city parks and other public spaces.”

With a bold agenda and needing to serve 8,ooo employees and over 500,000 residential and business customers, the new CIO, Samir Saini, set about creating and enacting a 100-Day Action Plan. That plan is complete and now his team is going to share some new initiatives with their Strategic Plan. One example is a partnership with Code for America to offer residents a map where they can see the proposed infrastructure projects and comment to tailor the city’s $150 million to $250 million infrastructure updates.

Samir Saini (LinkedIn & Twitter) prior to becoming the City’s CIO in August of 2014, served as the Chief Information Officer for the Atlanta Housing Authority. In that role, Saini achieved $4 million dollars in agency-wide annual operating cost savings from a multi-year business transformation effort. He’s also worked for MGM Resorts and General Electric.

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Supplemental Reading

Atlanta’s Mayor Reed Appoints New Commissioner for Department of Information Technology

Atlanta names new information technology commissioner

Atlanta IT Requires New Foundation Before Innovation Can Occur

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City of Atlanta Twitter

 

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