Upgrading Cities: How CIOs Bridge the Gap Between Cities and Technology
Filing cabinets, clunky phones, computers still running on a dial-up connection, and other relics from the end of the 20th century are some of the things that people might imagine still exist in local government organizations. And in part, there is some truth to these stereotypes. But things are changing. Cities have recognized the need to shift to be more technology savvy organizations and to become “smarter,” but that requires someone with the digital expertise to help connect cities with the right tools and resources. That’s where the CIO comes into the picture.