Government Technology magazine today announced its 2018 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. Now in its 17th year, this year’s Top 25 honorees are 23 individuals and two teams who are modernizing, consolidating, innovating and otherwise transforming government using technology. Joining the state and local chief information officers on this year’s list are chief innovation officers and other leaders using their talents to advance the cause of digital government.
“The Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2018 show a steadfast commitment to public service,” said Noelle Knell, editor of Government Technology. “Their vision and technology expertise is helping craft personal, equitable services for citizens and efficient 21st-century government.”
Government Technology’s 2018 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers:
Mohammed Al Rawi, CIO, County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
Peter Ambs, CIO, Albuquerque, N.M.
Ron Baldwin, Former CIO, Montana
Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, Kansas City, Mo.
Dana Berchman, Chief Digital Officer, Gilbert, Ariz.
Mark Campbell, CIO, Atlanta Housing Authority
James Collins, CIO, Delaware
Rod Davenport, CTO, Michigan
Stephanie Dedmon, Deputy CIO, Tennessee
Stanton Gatewood, Chief Information Security Officer, Georgia
Alisha Griffin, Former Director, California Department of Child Support Services
Scott Howland, CIO, California Highway Patrol
Mike Hussey, CIO, Utah
TJ Kennedy, Former President, FirstNet
Todd Kimbriel, Deputy Executive Director and CIO, Texas
Michael Mattmiller, Former CTO, Seattle
Seth Miller Gabriel, Director, Office of Public-Private Partnerships, Washington, D.C.
Richard Ray, ADA Technology Access Coordinator, Department on Disability, City of Los Angeles
Shireen Santosham, Chief Innovation Officer, San Jose, Calif.
Cordell Schachter, CTO, New York City Department of Transportation
Tom Schenk, Chief Data Officer, Chicago
Jeff Stovall, CIO, Charlotte, N.C.
Luke Stowe, CIO, Evanston, Ill.
Team Ekistic Ventures
Brett Goldstein, Managing Partner
David Spielfogel, Managing Partner
John MacMillan, CIO
Sharon Minnich, Secretary of the Office of Administration
Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers annual award program has recognized more than 400 people since its inception in 2002. Recipients are chosen based on their record of using technology to solve problems, improve citizen services and transform internal operations.
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Lauren Harrison, Managing Editor, Government Technology