Clifford M. Clarke is the CIO for PTI. He was the CIO and CTO for the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Additionally, Clarke is CEO of C2 IT Advisors. In these roles, Clarke provides organizations the help they need to optimize their IT organization for a strategic advantage and innovation.


Business Acumen

Business Leadership

Servant Leadership

Project Management

Strategic Thinking

Relationship Management

Experienced Communicator


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Clifford M. Clarke serves as Executive Director of Computer and Technology Services for Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast, Fort Wayne, IN. Clifford M. Clarke is the Chief Information Officer for Public Technology Institute, Washington, DC. Additionally Clarke has leveraged his talents by launching C2 IT Advisors, LLC which provides strategic Information Technology advisory services to emerging businesses. In addition to transitional CIO services, which cover any of the traditional duties of the CIO, he specializes in Strategic Planning and Governance practices, Enterprise Project Management, and information security policy development and practices. Clarke also facilitates various technology presentations as well as leads the popular Fort Wayne CIO Forum. Clarke has served as Chief Information Officer / Chief Technology Officer for the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Clarke holds an MBA with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management, and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Data Processing both from Indiana Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Project Management Professional, a Certified Information Security Manager, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology. Clarke has more than 20 years of IT experience and a wealth of leadership expertise.

As Executive Director of Computer and Technology Services at Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast, Clarke works with state-wide resources while developing a World Class Infrastructure and delivering Superior Customer Service to the region. As a result, the northeast region has benefited from the growth of a high performance IT team.

Clarke offers his extensive Information Technology knowledge in the form of consulting services to local and national clientele.

During his tenure with the City, Clarke used technology to optimize the delivery of services to the citizens and businesses of Fort Wayne. He has implemented best practice policies and procedures to enhance the IT operation. He worked to improve and prepare the infrastructure of the City to move customer expectations to the next level. As a result, IT (as a service) is better unified across the local government enterprise.

With over 30 years of public speaking experience and contributions to numerous technical newsletters and articles Clifford enjoys sharing his knowledge of IT security matters, leadership development, project management, and change management. His leadership has been tapped to create many high performance teams specifically where people, process, and progress meet. Clarke is available to present Information Technology topics at your organization.