More than 300 of King County’s award-winning technology professionals gathered for KCIT’s Library Day 2018, which was held at Seattle Central Library May 22. Executive Constantine’s Chief Operating Officer Casey Sixkiller opened the event with remarks about the role technology plays in moving King County priorities forward. Chief Information Officer and KCIT Director Tanya Hannah discussed KCIT’s roadmap to engagement, and how KCIT employees play a crucial role in this process.
Whitney Abrams, Executive Constantine’s Chief People Officer, gave an overview of the “Investing in YOU” strategy for creating a workplace culture where all employees can do their best work, and the many reasons county employees choose King County as their employer. Chief Technology Officer Aaron Barak also spoke on the career development opportunities KCIT has produced to enrich the employee experience, and Sharon Potts, Director of Enterprise Business Services, shared future opportunities and projects within IT.
In his keynote address, Executive Constantine shared personal stories of how technology has played a critical role in our changing communities and work environments. With the theme of the day being “empowering employees and transforming government,” the Executive expressed his appreciation for the many great services KCIT provides every day, and emphasized how the County, through Investing in YOU, is working to meet the aspirations of employees by providing a variety of career opportunities, healthy work options and competitive compensation packages.
To close the event, the employees from the office of the CIO held a special recognition for Tanya for being selected as KCIT’s new Chief Information Officer. They presented cards and flowers for her, and ice cream sundaes for everyone!