Stephen Elkins, City of Austin CIO, has been named one of the top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2015 by Government Technology Magazine.
GovTech puts out a yearly list of 25 people who have fostered creativity and transformative projects in the area of information technology. This list includes people from all levels of the public sector who are working on tackling their agencies problems with unique IT solutions.
During Elkins time as CIO, he 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.
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.
Elkins has been the CIO for the City of Austin since 2010. He came to the City with more than 17 years of senior management experience at Applied Materials. Prior to his appointment as CIO, he served as Director of the Small & Minority Business Resources Department at the City.