San Jose, California Names New CIO


San Jose, California has named Rob Lloyd to serve as the city’s new Chief Information Officer. For the past five years, Lloyd has served as CIO for the city of Avondale, Arizona. He will fill the vacancy that will be left by current San José CIO Vijay Sammeta at the end of July.

Lloyd is slated to begin his transition into the role in mid-July. The San José Information Technology Department has an annual operating budget of $21 million and 83 employees.

Prior to his work in Avondale, Lloyd led e-government, budget, and IT planning for Colorado Springs, Colorado; served as Chief of Technologies for Colorado Parks and Wildlife; and was CIO and Telecommunications Utility Director at the City of Ashland, Oregon.

As Avondale CIO, he directed all technology projects and operations across the organization. Since 2011, Avondale has been named one of the top-ten Digital Cities of America by the Center for Digital Government for five consecutive years.

San Jose is currently engaged in major upgrades for several enterprise systems, including budget, personnel, financial management, and planning and permitting solutions. Lloyd will be tasked with moving the city through those projects.

“Rob’s broad experience with government technology has prepared him well to lead our organization through a period of major transition for our fundamental technologies,” said City Manager Norberto Dueñas.