Nov 09 2017

Baltimore Taps Intel Sales VP for CIO Role

The new CIO and CDO brings eight years of experience from the major tech company to the position.

Baltimore, Md., has hired its first CIO from the private sector, tapping Frank Johnson, who previously served as vice president and general manager for the Intel Americas Industry Sales Group.

Johnson, who will serve as both CIO and chief digital officer, will tap his private sector experience to focus on modernizing the city's aging mainframe architecture, according to Government Technology.

"From my understanding in talking with him, this is his No. 1 mission … to make sure that the technology, innovation and modernization are brought forward into the 21st century," Joan M. Pratt, the city's comptroller and a member of the five-person Board of Estimates that approved Johnson's contract, told the site.

Johnson started his role in October, replacing the previous CIO Jerome Mullen, who left his position in July.

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