Tyler Clients Among GovTech Top 25
May 03, 2021 by
Government Technology has honored the top 25 public sector innovators annually since 2015. This year’s top “Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers” worked tirelessly to improve service, agency operations, and community equity through innovative uses of technology, even in the midst of a public health crisis and political and social unrest.
All state and local government CIOs and technology staff received special notice in the winner announcement for their commitment to uninterrupted service to constituents throughout the pandemic.
“Technology leaders at every level of government have shown their tenacity during a challenging past year,” said Lynn Moore, president and CEO of Tyler Technologies. “We applaud all public sector CIOs, CTOs, and staff who have worked to accelerate IT innovations to better serve their residents in a time of increased need. We congratulate the top 25 winners and particularly applaud their shared focus on technology’s use in creating more equitable communities.”
The following 13 outstanding individuals from Tyler client organizations were named in the top 25:
- Arlington County, VA, Jack Belcher, CIO
- Atlanta Housing Authority, GA, Brian Benn, CIO
- State of Colorado, Deborah Blyth, CISO
- State of Iowa, Annette Dunn, CIO
- Detroit, MI, Joshua Edmonds, Director of Digital Inclusion
- New Jersey Transit, Lookman Fazal, Chief Transformation and Digital Officer
- State of North Dakota, Kevin Ford, CISO
- State of Colorado, Jena Griswold, Secretary of State
- King County, WA, Tanya Hannah, CIO
- Los Angeles, CA, Jeanne Holm, Deputy Mayor
- Indiana Department of Child Services, Kevin Jones, CIO
- Maryland Department of IT, Michael Leahy, Secretary
- State of Washington, James Weaver, Former CIO
The highlighted winner stories are linked above and provide useful ideas as well as plenty of inspiration. James Weaver, for example, helped move Washington state to the cloud to enable better digital government services and stronger cybersecurity and privacy. Atlanta Housing Authority’s Brian Benn intentionally expanded his organization’s internal digital transformation externally, to promote digital inclusion and digital equity in the region. Iowa CIO Annette Dunn drove a move to a statewide ERP system, bringing new visibility and transparency into the state’s full budget picture by connecting data across agencies. Michael Leahy of Maryland Department of Information Technology quickly added functionality to the state’s online licensing, permitting, and certification portal to serve new, pandemic-related needs.
Tyler congratulates these leaders, their organizations, and all CIOs across the country for their dedicated work and resiliency.