Rosa Akhtarkhavari

City CIOs gain new titles, 'new brand' following pandemic work


As technology becomes central to more businesses, CIOs are gaining "higher seats at the table," one city leader told StateScoop.

Orlando CIO appointed to deputy CFO role


Former Orlando CIO Rosa Akhtarkhavari takes on a new role as a deputy chief financial officer while the city searches for a new IT leader.

How the COVID-19 pandemic pushed cities toward inclusive technology


Winners of the 2020 LocalSmart awards for city executives say the pandemic forced city technology to become more inclusive and equitable.

10 things 'I wish I had known' before the disaster hit


In disasters, government officials are called upon to respond and recover. Here are 10 things wish they had known before jumping into action.