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Samir Saini is a “Top 25 CIO”

Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen Email Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen
July 2017
Samir Saini is a “Top 25 CIO”

Samir Saini, Chief Information Officer for the City of Atlanta, is on the cover of Government Technology magazine as among the ‘Top 25 CIO of Doers, Dreamers, Drivers 2017,’ and is also a Finalist for the ‘2017 Georgia CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards’ in the Nonprofit/ Public Sector category. These nominees represent the best-of-the-best in Georgia’s technology leadership. He has been recognized in India for his work here, using technology for responsive, customer-focused government; his projects include creating a safer environment for drivers, and Connect-Home, a federally-backed program that spurs internet equity for residents in assisted housing units—on target to connect 5,000 children to the internet by the end of the year. On his team in Atlanta are Vijay Gogineni, Deputy Chief Information Officer, and Murali Naidu, ERP Program Director.

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GeorgiaCIO will announce the winners at the CIO of the Year Awards breakfast on November 15th at the Cobb Galleria.

Congratulation letters were received from the Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (India) and from the Vice Chancellor of JSS Science & Technology University, Mysore (Karnataka, India).

"TOP 25 DOERS, DREAMERS & DRIVERS OF 2017: Samir Saini"
By Ryan McCauley, Staff Writer
The article describes Saini's work for the city, gathering big data in order to run advanced analytics to tackle traffic congestion, water main breaks, and crime, for example.

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