Smart City initiatives are pervasive globally and a lot of tax dollars are being invested. How measurably smart have such cities become? What are the lessons...
Author - Torri Martin
Torri Martin is the Director of SMARTATL, a program of the Atlanta Information Management Department (AIM). The mission is to advance and implement smart city initiatives throughout the City of Atlanta.
Mr. Martin has a vast array of professional experience as a former White House Intern for the Obama Administration, overseeing the technology operations for the District of Colombia Public schools, and serving as Chief of Staff and Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Fairburn, Georgia.
Mr. Martin joined the City of Atlanta in June of 2015 as a Senior Project Manager in the Mayor’s Office of Innovation Delivery and Performance but was quickly promoted as the Interim Director of the Fiber Atlanta Services Team. Now as the Director of newly formed SMARTATL, he is responsible for centralizing the City of Atlanta’s Smart City Strategy and ensuring that infrastructure to support SMARTATL is in place.
Mr. Martin has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy University. He is a Certified Public Manager and is currently working towards a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall School of Law. Mr. Martin is a native of Dublin, Georgia and currently resides with his wife, LaTasha, in Atlanta, Georgia.