Gaurav Garg is the Chief Information Officer with the City of Santa Clara, California. Gaurav has 29 years of experience in Information Technology, both in the private and public sector. He has been the lead IT officer in four different municipalities. Prior to the City of Santa Clara, he was Director of Criminal Justice Information Systems at the County of Santa Clara. Gaurav’s expertise drives his City’s strategies with a special focus on business enablement, enterprise architecture, governance, project management, service excellence, cost savings and budgetary responsibility. He brings a new vision transforming City Government to deliver superb citizen-focused services via technology.
Gaurav holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems, with a concentration in Business Administration. He has served as President of the Northern and the Southern California Chapters of the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) and on public sector technology advisory boards. Combining his background in the Public Sector and Strategic Sourcing, Gaurav also previously established a forum for Government client agencies to collaborate on IT Strategic Sourcing in order to realize mutual and shared goals.
Some of Gaurav’s speaking engagements include: IT Extreme Makeover, City of the Future-Technology Enabled Transformation, Securing Levi’s through Technology, Public Safety Technology: A Glimpse of the Future and the CIO as a Change Agent.