Back in the days of when Teri Takai was Michigan CIO, and I was Michigan’s CISO, our state enterprise technology team was introduced to a smart, talented, passionate local government CIO from Oakland County with countless new ideas on offering government services.
Phil Bertolini’s natural leadership abilities, engaging approach to public speaking and vision for all types of public- and private-sector partnerships were clearly innovative. Mr. Bertolini’s resume was solid, and his understanding of the business of government was absolutely clear.
What we didn’t know at the time was the breadth, depth and longevity of the excellence in government service that was about to begin under Phil Bertolini’s years as deputy county executive and CIO of Oakland County.
Professional Background on Phil Bertolini
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson appointed Phil Bertolini as deputy county executive/CIO for Oakland County in January 2005. Prior to that, Bertolini served as Oakland County’s director of Information Technology. He began his career with Oakland County in 1988 with the Equalization Division. Bertolini recently retired after 31 years of public service.
Bertolini is a vocal advocate for cloud and enterprise solutions in government, cross-boundary resource sharing, and inter-jurisdictional cooperation. He has overseen the development of unique gov tech programs such as the G2G Cloud Solutions Initiative, the G2G Marketplace, the Cyber Security Assessment for Everyone (CySAFE) initiative, the GeoVision Assessment, and the TechDebtCheck Assessment.
He has also created successful models that can be implemented by other governments interested in improving operations while containing costs. Bertolini has traveled extensively to speak about eGovernment best practices and has authored a growing collection of resources to help other organizations modernize IT within today’s rapidly changing technology landscape. He has promoted his philosophy of “Build it once, pay for it once, and everybody benefits” to many other government agencies, (Read more...)
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