City of Scottsdale, AZ
Bianca Lochner, Ph.D., has over 20 years of experience in information technology and local government. Throughout her career, she led multiple digital transformations and innovations in education and the public sector, modernizing legacy technology and positively impacting how citizens and businesses interact with the city government. As the Chief Information Officer for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, she combines her passion for public service and technology’s power to transform how government delivers to the community it serves. She previously served as the Assistant CIO for the City of Phoenix and as the CIO for two school districts, leading a broad portfolio of technology infrastructure and digital projects, developing Smart City strategies, creating a more transparent and open government, and fostering innovation and partnerships to improve efficiency and service delivery and enhance the citizen experience and well-being.
Bianca is the co-founder and co-chair of the Cybersecurity Council of Arizona, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding Arizona’s cybersecurity workforce. She is also a board member and advisor for the ArizonaCIO, Girls in Tech, the Arizona Technology Council, the Regional Wireless Consortium, Evanta, the Greater Phoenix Smart Region Consortium Connective, and the World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology. She holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, a Master’s Degree in American Studies, a Ph.D. in Educational Technology, a Postdoctorate in Management of Information Systems, and an Executive MBA from ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management. Bianca is the recipient of the 2022 GoldenGov City Executive of the Year award and was recognized as Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers of 2023.