Lamar Gardere is the Chief Information Officer for the City of New Orleans and leads the Information Technology and Innovation department. As CIO, Mr. Gardere and his team are primarily responsible for delivering stable, value-added IT services to City of New Orleans employees and constituents – a task accomplished through development of sustainable, forward looking strategies for growth and expansion of IT services. In addition, Mr. Gardere also has a responsibility to improve New Orleans’ positioning as a tech savvy city able to address challenges with 21st century solutions.
A New Orleans native, Mr. Gardere earned a Master of Science in Computer Science degree, with concentrations in Ubiquitous Computing, Networking and Graphics, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Lamar also holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Xavier University of Louisiana.