About The Speaker
Kimberly Walker Lagrue
Kimberly Walker LaGrue serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of New Orleans and head of the Office of Information Technology and Innovation. Ms. LaGrue and her team are responsible for delivering stable, IT services to City of New Orleans employees and constituents through sustainable, forward-looking strategies for growth and expansion of IT services. She also has a responsibility to improve New Orleans’ positioning as a tech-savvy, smart city, able to address challenges with 21st-century technology. A New Orleans native with over 25 years of experience in IT operations, telecommunications and data management, she has spent most of her career modernizing and advancing technology in local government. Kimberly serves as an advisory board member of the Internet of Things Consortium and participates in Smart City initiatives at local, state and national levels. She is a fierce advocate for local broadband adoption and is personally committed to digital equity, digital literacy and technology opportunities for all New Orleanians.