[Greater-Baltimore] Baltimore Mayor's technology office announcement

Cheryl Fogle-Hatch c.k.fogle at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 16:04:29 UTC 2017

The following is taken from a city newsletter.  Some may wish to
follow the link at the end of this message.

copied from newsletter dated Monday, September 11th, 2017 | Volume 1, Edition 7

In an age of ever-changing demand for rapid technology growth,
government must be more nimble to respond to citizen and business
needs. With this in mind,
and following a national search, I recently appointed Director Frank
Johnson to lead the Mayor's Office of Information and Technology
(MOIT) as Chief Information
Officer (CIO) and Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Director Johnson brings
a  wealth of experience, and joins the City of Baltimore from the
private sector,
formerly serving as a Vice President and General Manager at Intel.

As an executive, he helped Fortune 500 companies and governments
modernize their digital architecture, and similarly,  I am excited for
the smart growth
and development to come with the help of his leadership.

Collaboration among agencies, residents, and community partners will
be a key measure of this growth, and together with Director Johnson, I
will synchronize
our tools - from modern IT capabilities such as Cloud, Big Data and
Cybersecurity to  Mobility, Social Media and Automation - to enhance
the culture, systems
and platforms that residents currently rely on to access services.

Fully becoming a smart city means careful planning, enlightened
collaboration, innovation and lots of hard work, and in doing so,  we
serve to benefit
from better informed and more engaged communities.

The more we can help our residents connect, the more resilient and
productive we become as a city, so closing the digital divide is more
than a goal, it
is a practical solution that will bring people together and create
wealth and wellness for all residents.

For us, this change starts from within, so I invite you to learn more
about our plans to enhance Baltimore's IT ecosystem by visiting:

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