Ep.92 Data-Driven Government: The Role of CIOs with Brian Benn, CIO at the Atlanta Housing Authority

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Featuring Brian Benn, CIO at the Atlanta Housing Authority

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  • Background as a NASA software engineer to wanting to move to the PHA side.
  • Digital transformation is a buzzword, but I want to push back a little bit because everyone said they had a digital transformation plan before Covid and then got blown up in early 2020. Gary Brantley and I laughed that no one had this in their strategic plan coming into 2020. Where is the Atlanta Housing Authority at with its digital transformation journey right now?
  • What do you think about innovation and leveraging cutting-edge technology on the PHA side?
  • Let’s talk about the narrative with CIOs like yourself who experience from C-Suite that IT is simply a cost center. You had some great points in your last podcast on changing the narrative along with a new mindset & shareholder-like buy-in. Expand upon that for us today. This might be more on the CTO side – but – how can the PHA leverage new analytics about its participants to make better decisions? Is this something you’re thinking about?
  • What’s your technology vision for the public housing authority in Atlanta post-Covid?
  • Lastly, before we hit the 60 Second “TechTables” segment – what’s the number one problem you seek to solve as the CIO at the Atlanta Housing Authority? 60 Second “TechTables” What do you know now that you wish you had known at the beginning (either personal, business, or blend)? LeBron James or Steph Curry?
  • What are your top 3 personal development books you’d recommend right now?


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