Stephen Elkins, The City of Austin’s Chief Information Officer, has been named the Public Sector Information Technology Executive of the Year by the Association of Information Technology Professionals.
The Chief Information Officer is the head of the City’s Communication and Technology Management Department and oversees the use of IT across the City. Stephen has been the CIO for the City since 2010. During his time as CIO, Stephen has been instrumental in implementing IT Governance which has helped the city make more strategic decisions about IT investments. Some of those investments for the City in the past year were the creation of new applications that directly impacted the public and encourage open government.
This year the City introduced CIVIC (Capital Improvements Visualization, Information and Communication) and IMMPACT (Austin Infrastructure Management, Mapping, Planning and Coordination Tool).
The CIVIC application furthers transparency, fosters collaboration and provides best managed delivery of capital improvement projects. IMMPACT is an online tool that manages and supports the coordination of citywide infrastructure activities such as capital improvement projects, permitting activities, special events, and maintenance plans.
The Public Sector IT Executive of the Year award is recognition of the executive’s leadership and achievement in innovation, creativity, and process transformation. 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.