IE 11 Not Supported

For optimal browsing, we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

Atlanta, Ga., Selects Jason Sankey as Permanent CIO

Former Ohio agency CIO Jason Sankey brings both public- and private-sector experience to his new role as CIO for the city of Atlanta. The city’s previous CIO, Gary Brantley, stepped down in November 2020.

Aerial view of downtown Atlanta, Ga.
Former Ohio agency CIO Jason Sankey is now CIO of Atlanta, Ga., Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced yesterday.

Sankey replaces Tye Hayes, who served as interim CIO following the departure of Gary Brantley in November 2020.

Most recently, Sankey served as CIO for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. In this role, he helped align the department’s websites with the InnovateOhio Platform to improve citizens’ government experience.

Prior to that position, Sankey was CIO for the Franklin County Clerk of Courts, according to his LinkedIn profile. He also spent 13 years as vice president of treasury services and then IT with Citigroup.

“He’s widely known for his leadership, technology foresight, and thought-provoking strategy in transforming organizations,” the Department of Atlanta Information Management stated in a tweet.
Special Projects
Sponsored Articles
  • Sponsored
    Smart cities could transform urban living for the better. However, in order to mitigate the risks of cyber threats that can be exacerbated by inadequately secured and mobile edge computing (MEC) technologies, government officials should be aware of smart cities security concerns associated with their supporting infrastructure.
  • Sponsored
    How the convergence of security and networking is accelerating government agencies journey to the cloud.
  • Sponsored
    Microsoft Teams quickly became the business application of choice as state and local governments raced to equip remote teams and maintain business continuity during the COVID-19 lockdown. But in the rush to deploy Teams, many organizations overlook, ignore or fail to anticipate some of the administrative hurdles to successful adoption. As more organizations have matured their use of Teams, a set of lessons learned has emerged to help agencies ensure a successful Teams rollout – or correct course on existing implementations.
  • Sponsored
    Five Key Criteria for Selecting the Right Technology Solution for Communications and Notifications