Brian Benn is Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of the Atlanta Housing Authority.  Brian is responsible for the development and implementation of technology strategies that are aligned with and anchored by the overarching strategy of the agency.  Brian studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has a Master of Business Administration degree from Belhaven University.  Brian serves on the executive advisory board for Atlanta Technology Professionals, the national advisory board for the Government Technology Special Districts Program, the advisory board for GeorgiaCIO, as an executive board member for the Technology Association of Georgia, and on the Atlanta CIO advisory board.  Brian was the recipient of TechBridge’s 2022 Ed Steinike CIO of the Year award.  Brian was also selected as one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2021 and the Atlanta Technology Professional of the Year for 2020 among other distinctions.  Brian is regarded as one of the thought leaders in Atlanta’s technology ecosystem and is a technology evangelist with a passion for bridging the digital divide.