Kimberly LaGrue

Chief Information Officer

City of New Orleans, LA

Kimberly Walker LaGrue heads the Office of Information Technology &
Innovation for the City of New Orleans. She and her team deliver IT
services and strategies to ensure equitable growth of technology services
throughout city government. In 2018, she was appointed Chief
Information Officer by Mayor LaToya Cantrell, and assigned to lead the
City’s digital equity and smart city strategies, driving the mayor’s goal to
provide all residents equal access to technology, making New Orleans a
connected, data-driven smart city.
A New Orleans native with over 25 years of IT experience, Kimberly has
spent most of her career developing technology solutions for government.
She is president of the Cities Today Institute-North America, and an
advisory board member of the Internet of Things Consortium. A fierce
advocate for local broadband development, she is personally committed to
digital equity and connecting under-served communities in New Orleans.