Top 25 Doers,
Dreamers & Drivers
Government Technology's Top 25 honors innovators in the public sector.
2016 marks the 15th year of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers awards. During that time, we’ve honored nearly 400 people for their accomplishments using technology to improve internal government operations and help the public sector serve citizens more effectively. Historically, many of our honorees are largely unsung, faithfully dedicated to public service behind the scenes. Several of this year’s honorees match that description. Others represent the increasingly visible role technology leaders now play at the policymaking table. Survey data abounds to support the fact that effective technologists aren’t solely the technical brains of their respective organizations. Equally important is the business acumen that helps match programmatic needs with the best technology solution available. A little political savvy goes a long way too. If the value of a flashy new system isn’t easily understood by an agency chief executive or the top elected official, it likely won’t see the light of day. You’ll see evidence of all of these qualities on the pages that follow. These are the Doers that are writing government’s next digital chapter, the Dreamers that imagine (and execute on) doing government better, and the Drivers that create value and improve citizens’ lives. Meet our 2016 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers. — Noelle Knell, Editor