"Aldona has a deep understanding of the role of information technology in government and will help us move the ball forward in our drive to make government more transparent and more efficient," Gray said in a release. Valicenti will be paid
Since leaving state government, Valicenti has served as vice president of consulting services at CGI, an international information technology firm, and as vice president of business development and strategy for
Gray said Valicenti's project list includes a review of systems, software and operations to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for innovation. She plans to meet with employees and council members to discuss goals and vision for technology services.
She also plans development of a strategic plan with short- and long-term goals to improve government's ability to meet the needs of citizens through technology.
Valicenti is the city's second CIO; the first was Rama Dhuwaraha in the Jim Newberry administration, mayoral spokeswoman
Valicenti, who lives in
In 2001, Valicenti was recognized as a "Public Official of the Year" by
She has testified in
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