Department of Technology
Jerry Hammond Center
1111 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43206
Office : (614) 645-2550

Sam Orth
Sam Orth joined Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s administration in July of 2016 as Director of Technology/CIO of the City of Columbus. Born in Columbus and raised in Central Ohio, Director Orth has spent over 40 years helping government and education use technology to create value for the residents of Columbus and Ohio.

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Columbus Named 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year

Columbus has been selected as the Intelligent Community of the Year by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), at its annual summit in Toronto, Canada.

ICF 2015 03The designation is awarded to the community that best creates inclusive economic opportunity and improves competitiveness through the use of broadband and information technology to innovate, collaborate, attract investment, improve the delivery of government services and raise the quality of life for its citizens.

The 2015 ICF focus is urban and regional planning and its impact on the way people live, work and create in their cities and towns. ICF praised Columbus for programs such as TechColumbus, the cultural revitalization of the East Franklinton neighborhood, initiatives to make higher education more accessible for low income residents and for its regional approach to economic development. 

Columbus has reached the finals of the Intelligent Community Awards program for three consecutive years.

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