Minneapolis announced Wednesday, Feb. 2, that the City Coordinator Steven Bosacker has appointed Otto Doll as the city’s new CIO.
Doll served as South Dakota’s CIO for 14 years, but in November 2010 newly elected Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s administration announced that Doll would not be retained as the state’s CIO, according to the Capital Journal.
In 2011, Jim Edman replaced Doll for the position.
As CIO, Doll will be responsible for leading the city’s Business Information Services Department. He will oversee more than 50 employees that serve 18 city departments, and he will report to Bosacker.
During his tenure as South Dakota’s CIO, Doll was responsible for all state computing platforms, telecommunications and information systems, state radio and public broadcasting. He worked with South Dakota first responders to establish a single, statewide mobile radio system serving all public safety officials in the state. He helped connect all K-12 schools in the state into a wide area network with broadband connectivity and also established “U-Government,” which linked all state information systems and data regardless of computing platform or database management system.