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Kirk Talbott - 2018 Smart City Innovation Accelerator: Smart Cities Europe

Kirk Talbott

Deputy CIO/ Executive Director Smart City Program

City of Atlanta


Deputy CIO for the City of Atlanta, Georgia. Responsible for all technology and information strategy, planning, implementation, integration and support for the citizen facing departments of the City. Service lines include Department of Public Works, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Planning and Community Development, 311 and multiple divisions within the Mayor's Office. • Developed first generation data strategy for the city to include Open Data, Data Privacy, Smart City Data Management and Analytics. • Merged IT operations from 19 disparate city departments and offices into a streamlined shared service model provided by the centralized IT department. • Created a proactive demand funnel process for system enhancements and technology acquisitions across 19 lines of business for the city. Heavy emphasis placed on security improvements and digitalization of city services to constituents of the city. • Stabilized and hardened significant portions of the city’s application portfolio while realizing a 13% reduction in the annual technology budget."