Enjoy an afternoon at Top Golf Atlanta. This small networking experience is open to up to 6 people, including Gary. Drinks and small plates included.
Gary Brantley is an innovative technology strategist renowned for cultivating productive collaboration through organizational transformation, delegating resources toward the increase of digital inclusion, and the implementation of a completely remote workforce infrastructure. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector, as well
as 17 years of leadership, to the City of Atlanta as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of Atlanta Information Management (AIM). In this role, Gary is accountable for providing information technology services to all 25 departments, including Public Safety, Justice, Operations, Administration, and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
As a CIO, Gary has focused on organizational transformation by altering the department culture to achieve a competitive advantage and to address the challenges of future technology. He has developed and implemented a strategy centered on how impact and influence can peacefully collide to empower leaders to build effective teams, healthy workplace cultures
and thriving business ecosystems with organizational transformation. In this regard, he was able to move from present planning to future business continuity in order to refocus and reenergize the entire workforce; and from
talent acquisition and retention to repurposing staff into more vital roles to meet the City’s technology needs. Gary also created an Atlanta CIO Advisory Board to continue pushing the envelope with input from other CIOs, experts
within the technology sector.
Gary has also led initiatives surrounding partnerships with companies and organizations such as AT&T, Sprint and the Atlanta Police Foundation to upgrade and replace over 1,000 laptops and PCs, arrange over 250 mobile hotspots and provide funding for training in STEM-based education for the Centers of Hope in Atlanta.
Before joining AIM, Gary was the CIO of one of the largest school districts in the United States. In that capacity, Gary spearheaded the district’s largest
technology overhaul, Digital Dreamers, which included the distribution of over 70,000 end user devices to teachers as well as students.
Gary began his career with IBM before becoming the Regional Operations Director for MCIWorldCom. There, he continued to have an impact on technology and took that expertise to the Ohio State Department as the Director of Technology. He went on to become the CIO for the one of the largest urban school districts in Ohio.
Gary’s admirable professionalism and unyielding dedication have earned him numerous awards and accolades and has led him to write his first book, The Art of Organizational Transformation: 7 steps to Impact & Influence. Gary was featured in the list of Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers by the Center for Digital Education in 2015, ComputerWorld’s Premier Top 100 Technology Leaders for 2017. In addition, he was facilitated with the Making IT Happen award from the International Society for Technology in Education. Gary was also a finalist for the 2017-2018 Georgia CIO Leadership Association’s CIO of the Year Award. Most recently, he was recognized as one of Government Tech Magazines 2020 Top Doers and Dreamers.
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