CIO

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.

Skills

Business Acumen

Business Leadership

Servant Leadership

Project Management

Strategic Thinking

Relationship Management

Experienced Communicator

Integrity

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About

Clifford M. Clarke is president of C2 IT Advisors, LLC, a strategic information technology advisory firm providing consulting services in the areas of strategic planning, project management, and policy development. He is the Chief Information Officer for Public Technology Institute, Washington, DC. He has served as Executive Director in the Office of Information Technology for Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne, IN and was former Chief Information Officer / Chief Technology Officer for the City of Fort Wayne.

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, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology, and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Clarke has more than 20 years of IT leadership experience and a wealth of community leadership expertise.

During his time as in the Office of Information Technology for Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne, Clarke worked 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 a 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.