Chief Innovation Officer

What small city CIOs have in common with big states

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On the Priorities podcast, Urbana, Illinois, IT Director Sanford Hess explains his approach to modernization in the central Illinois city.

California's chief technology innovation officer departs

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Rick Klau is leaving his role as California's chief technology innovation officer after 18 months with the state.

San Jose, Calif., names new innovation chief

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Clay Garner, formerly San Jose's deputy innovation chief, said he plans to tap into nearby Silicon Valley to address pressing city issues.

Louisville, Ky., hires first-ever 'director of innovation'

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Eric Burnette, a former senior policy adviser with Louisville's economic development arm, said he's targeting grant funding in the new role.

Phoenix appoints new CIO and first chief innovation officer

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Phoenix appointed its acting CIO, Steen Hambric, to a permanent capacity and announced that former chief service officer Michael Hammett will become the city's first chief innovation officer.

Utah governor names state's first chief innovation officer

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Rich Saunders, who's led the state health department since August, will be expected to "aggressively upgrade state government efficiencies," Gov. Spencer Cox said.

Wake County, N.C., CIO to join software giant SAP

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Bill Greeves, Wake County's chief information officer, chief innovation officer and deputy county manager, will depart for a role at software company SAP in February.

San Diego appoints its first chief innovation officer

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San Diego's director of performance and analytics, Kirby Brady, will add chief innovation officer to her job title, expanding the city's work with data.

South Bend's former innovation chief returns for 'technified' community planning

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The Indiana college town's former chief innovation officer, Santiago Garces, returned to run economic development after a stint leading Pittsburgh's IT efforts.

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