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Magazine honors City CIO Elkins

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City of Austin Chief Information Officer Stephen Elkins has been named one of the top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2015 by Government Technology Magazine. Each year, the publication honors 25 people in the public sector who have encouraged creativity and “transformative projects” in information technology. Elkins has been the city’s CIO since 2010. According to a statement from the city about his accomplishments, Elkins “has championed a transition toward shared services, open data, and streamlined IT processes and projects throughout the city. Elkins has supported partnerships with Code for America and embraced the value of hackathons to spur IT innovation at the city. He has also been fostering regional cooperation with Corpus Christi, Houston, Fort Worth, Harris County and other local governments in Texas to tackle common issues such as cybersecurity, vendor management and public-safety dispatch. This past year, the city’s IT organization amassed more than a dozen awards and achievements under Elkins’ guidance, including winning five Public Technology Institute awards for work supporting the mission of the City of Austin.”

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