CIO, City of Durham

Kerry Lindsay Goode, Sr., was named Chief Information Officer for the City of Durham in April 2010. He brought  over 29 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) profession when he joined the City. Most of his experience has been in leading IT departments within City Government. Within his first year in Durham, Kerry joined the City’s Core Strategic Planning and Implementation Team where he continues to work to support the City’s strategic goals and initiatives.

Under Kerry’s leadership, the City of Durham has gained national recognition for its use of technology. In 2013, Durham was ranked number three by the Center for Digital Cities for improving transparency with residents and operating more efficiently with taxpayer dollars.  Since this third place ranking, the City been rank in the top ten for six consecutive years including two second place and one first place rankings.  In 2014, the Public Technology Institute (PTI) bestowed its 2013-2014 PTI: Technology Solution Award on the City’s Technology Solutions Department (TS). PTI recognized TS for its use of technology and enablement to improve service delivery, reduce costs, and generate revenues. In August 2016, the City of Durham was awarded the Municipal Innovator Award for its Open Data Program at the Digital Government Summit Award, and was named a City Portal Category finalist in the Best of the Web awards.

Goode was named 2014 CIO of the Year by the Triangle Business Journal and the North Carolina Technology Association and speaks at several CIO forums around the U.S. discussing topics such as cloud computing and emerging technologies implemented in Durham. He is currently serving on the North Carolina Central University Computer Information Systems Advisory Board. He resides in Durham with his wife Brenda and their children.