Mr. Stephen Elkins serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Austin, Communications and Technology Management department, (CTM). As CIO, Mr. Elkins oversees the Department’s use of information technology to improve performance and manage risk across the City’s overall organization. Mr. Elkins leads the Department’s enterprise architecture, information systems, information technology governance, and information resources management programs in collaboration with all organizational components of the Department.
Mr. Elkins came to the City of Austin with over 17 years of senior management experience in the semiconductor industry. His career includes managing global service operations and leading a global technical training center. In his 10 plus years at the City, he served as the Manager for the Project Management Office. He was then appointed as Director of the Small, Minority Business Resources department, prior to this appointment as CIO in 2010.
Mr. Elkins has been selected for numerous awards since being appointed as CIO. Most recently he was named One of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers for 2015 by Government Technology.
Mr. Elkins holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology. He is also a certified Project Management Professional.