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Gail Roper
Chief Information and Community Relations Officer at City of Raleigh, City of Raleigh

Website | @gailmroper

28 year IT executive, CIO, and C-level administrator. Vast experience in the area of strategic planning, IT consolidation, and large scale system implementation including ERP, GIS, VoIP, web efforts and fiber/conduit implementation projects. Understands the value of partnerships, well connected with national strategist and innovative thinkers. Fortunate to have well-rounded experience in progressive environments that influence national strategies for innovation. Highly effective in political arenas, governance strategy, and working with auditing process. Has historically brought resources to the organization in the form of grants, funding, and partnerships with public and private entities.

Specialties: Strategic thinker with the idea that technology should promote efficiency in any organization. Focused on innovation and promoting the use of technology to solve problems. Significant success in the area of public/private partnerships, multi-jurisictional efforts, complex contract negotiations, RFP negotiations and evaluations. Prior experience in the development of cost models, Return on Investment strategies, and business case models including financial self funding models. Accountable leader maintaining a focus on productivity and effective practices.


Business | Community
Jason Hibbets (Red Hat), Gail Roper (City of Raleigh)
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Open source, open data, and open access, that's what the City of Raleigh is all about. But how did Raleigh go from open government resolution to an open data portal and a preference for open source software for IT procurement? Come to this session to learn how city government and citizens are working together to create an open source city. Read more.