City of Atlanta Unveils Chief Information Officer Advisory Board
Thursday, April 18th, 2019
The City of Atlanta Office of Atlanta Information Management announced the creation of the Chief Information Officer Advisory Board. The advisory board members are comprised of trusted leaders throughout Atlanta who bring knowledge from both private and public sectors to continue propelling the city forward within the technology sector.
"We are proud of the ever-growing tech hub Atlanta has created,” said Mayor Bottoms. “This advisory board will serve as a great resource to explore how we can continue to use technology in creative ways to improve our city and leverage our innovative local tech community.”
The Atlanta Chief Information Officer Advisory Board will work with the City of Atlanta Information Management team to advance the technology strategy of the city. The advisory team will analyze challenges facing cities in a wide range of content areas to explore how our communities can be more digitally connected and improve the quality of life for residents.
“The Chief Information Officer Advisory Board will play a vital role in setting the strategic direction for innovation and technology now and in the future,” said Gary Brantley, Chief Information Officer. “We’re thrilled to partner with these senior executives within top companies, whose deep experience will fuel our agenda and help shape the future of technology in the great City of Atlanta.”
Atlanta Chief Information Officer Advisory Board Members include:
Eric Anderson, Egon Zehnder
David Cummings, Atlanta Tech Village
Cynthia Curry, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Martin Davis, Southern Company
Michael "Mike“ Ebrick, Chick-fil-A
Jay Ferro, QuickRete
Roy Hadley, Adams and Reese LLP
Bryson Koehler, Equifax
Danielle McPherson, Delta Airlines
Gregory Morrison, Cox Enterprises
Krishnakumar "KK“ Narayanan, Delta Air Lines
Phil Ventimiglia, Georgia State University
“It is a pleasure to join with other members of the technology community to share our skills and expertise to help make the metro Atlanta area a better place to live, work and play,” said Greg Morrison, Sr. Vice President & Chief Information Officer, COX Communications.
“One of our strategic goals at Georgia State is to understand the challenges facing cities and to help develop effective solutions. We are a proud resident of Atlanta, helping to establish it as a leading city of the 21st century. As such, I am excited to work collaboratively with the inaugural members of the Atlanta CIO Advisory Board,” Phil Ventimiglia, Chief Innovation Officer, Georgia State University.
“Atlanta has quickly earned its reputation as a tech hub thanks to the ever-growing innovation ecosystem that entrepreneurs, tech-focused corporations and higher education institutions foster through collaboration. I’m looking forward to being part of the Atlanta CIO Advisory Board with diverse thought leaders, as we explore how we can use technology to solve real challenges while bolstering the city’s approach to innovation for the benefit of Atlanta residents, visitors and businesses alike,” Narayanan “KK” Krishnakumar, Chief Technology Officer, Delta Air Lines.
“I am incredibly honored and excited to serve on Atlanta’s CIO advisory board. I look forward to collaborating with Gary Brantley and other thought leaders in the region to ensure sustainability, equity and inclusion in our community leveraging technology and cultivate an ecosystem that is conducive to strong economic growth. Partnerships such as this are crucial to creating successful and robust cities of the future,” Cynthia Curry, Director of IoT, Ecosystem Expansion, Metro Atlanta Chamber.
The members of the advisory board will provide forethought, innovative practices, community buy-in and investment opportunities amongst fellow strategic partners. This board of leaders will help influence the City of Atlanta’s innovation agenda and city-wide adoption of technology development and implementation through consultation.
The Atlanta Chief Information Officer Advisory Board will hold its first meeting in May.