In our recurring series “A Day in the Life”, we sit down with a CIO in a specific vertical or sector and explore what it is like to be a CIO, what are the challenges? What are the rewards? In this episode, we talk with David Edinger, the CIO for the City and County of Denver. Being the CIO for a large municipality brings with it some unique challenges. David talks with us about shortening the lines and the BMV through technology, encouraging recycling through the trash pickup, and even toe-tags at the Country Morgue. It is obvious David loves what he does, his excitement comes through loud and clear.
As Chief Information Officer for the City and County of Denver beginning in June 2018, David leads Technology Services (TS), Denver’s 350-person IT Department. TS’ mission is to improve city performance.
Prior to this role, as Chief Performance Officer for the City and County of Denver, David launched Mayor Michael Hancock’s Peak Performance initiative. The Peak Academy has trained individuals from over 300 municipal and state governments, and over 5,000 city employees.
David received an MBA from the University of Virginia and an AB in Economics from the University of Michigan.