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City Information Technology Director
Durham, North Carolina
Kerry Lindsay Goode, Sr., was named Chief Information Officer for the City of Durham in April 2010. With more than 20 years of management experience in information technology, most of his experience has been in leading IT departments within city government. Within his first year in Durham, Kerry joined the City’s Core Strategic Planning and Implementation Team where he continues to work to support the City’s strategic goals and initiatives.
Under Kerry’s leadership, the City of Durham has gained national recognition for its use of technology. Since 2013, the City has been ranked in the top ten of the Center for Digital Cities Digital Cities Survey including one first place ranking and three second place rankings. Since 2014, the Public Technology Institute (PTI) has awarded numerous awards as recognition for improving transparency with residents and operating more efficiently with taxpayer dollars in the City’s Technology Solutions Department. In August 2016, the City was presented with a Municipal Innovator award for its Open Data Program from the Center for Digital Government and was named a City Portal Category finalist in the Best of the Web awards.
Goode was named 2014 CIO of the Year by the Triangle Business Journal and the North Carolina Technology Association. He speaks at several CIO forums around the U.S. discussing topics such as cloud computing, cyber security, and emerging technologies implemented in Durham. He is currently serving on the North Carolina Central University Computer Information Systems Advisory Board.