Author - Hardik Bhatt

Hardik's was appointed as Chief Information Officer (CIO) by Chicago's Mayor Richard M Daley in February 2006. He is also the Commissioner for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT). As the CIO of the City of Chicago, Hardik oversees several Technology Implementations, Mobile Solutions and Information Sharing projects, including Geographic Information Services (GIS). Hardik is spearheading Mayor Daley's vision of establishing technology career academies which will be supported by more than 80 large and small businesses.

Hardik also co-chair's Mayor Daley's council of Technology Advisors comprised of leading CIO's of the region from companies including Boeing, Bexter, CNA, Exelon, Aon and HCSC as well as leading representatives from technology, non-profit and academic sectors. Prior to joining the public sector, Hardik worked as a consultant with Oracle corporation in the US and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in India. As an active community member, he is a part of Economic Club of Chicago's membership subcommittee for technology and telecom.


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