This year, we honor 23 individuals and two teams with the distinction of a Government Technology Top 25 Doer, Dreamer and Driver award — a program started in 2002 to recognize those technology leaders putting their knowledge to work to solve problems and serve their communities. Their commitment to public service is admirable. It’s often not an easy road.
Many of this year’s honorees hold the title of chief information (or technology) officer, as you might expect. However, the breadth of this year’s list is a sign that the world of tech in government is growing. Some of the 2018 Top 25 hold titles that don’t alone reveal much of a connection to tech. I hope you’ll read their stories to see why these Doers, Dreamers and Drivers deserve accolades as leaders in the movement to improve government using technology — technology that’s inclusive and transformative.
— Noelle Knell, Editor