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Atlanta, United States

A hub for the financial and real estate industries, Atlanta boomed in the post-WWII era but was particularly hard hit when the housing and mortgage crises ensued. Mayor Reed asked IBM for help in identifying where Atlanta could best harness its energies to revitalize the economy. The team worked with the city to propose a innovative citywide strategic plan that includes a robust vision and management system to effectively align activities and investments in a complex multi-jurisdictional stakeholder environment, and technology adoption to support ongoing planning and assessment.

City Leader
Kasim Reed Mayor of Atlanta

Kasim Reed was inaugurated as the 59th Mayor of the City of Atlanta on January 4, 2010. Prior to being elected Mayor, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1998 and served two terms. From 2002 to 2009, he served in the Georgia State Senate, where he was Vice Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Suzanne Wylie Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Councillor Nichola Mallon Lord Mayor of Belfast

Team Members
Alisia Gill Executive Program Manager, Business Performance Services
Cindy Courtemanche Account Representative, Business Analytics
Michael Priestly Senior Technical Staff Member and Technology Strategist for IBM's Total Information Experience
Neysa Pranger Managing Consultant, Public Sector Strategy & Innovation
Kyungsoon Um Executive IT Specialist, Korea IT Specialist Profession Leader
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