Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit
Spend enough time with Beth Niblock, and you will understand two things clearly. One, she is earnest in her belief that transparency is the lifeblood of a healthy government. The other, she loves big challenges. Before coming to Detroit, Niblock was the first CIO appointed to a merged Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government in 2003. She was challenged with unifying IT systems and infrastructure, while implementing systems. During her 11 years at the helm, her teams won numerous awards.
Niblock was tapped by the Obama Administration to serve as part of a team of technology officials to support the City of Detroit. It was her first introduction to Detroit, and the opportunity to come back was too enticing to walk away from. As the CIO for the City of Detroit, she is managing significant upgrades to infrastructure, making city business transparent, and making Detroit online an easy place to do business with.