Degree Institution: City of Charlotte
Mr. Stovall joined the City of Charlotte as its first Chief Information Officer in 2008 and is responsible for leading the City’s Innovation and Technology department. In his tenure, he directed the City’s technology preparations for the successful 2012 Democratic National Convention, consolidated divisional IT organizations into a new City department, implemented a significant modernization of legacy applications and infrastructure, and moved the City to use mobile, social and cloud-based systems. Prior to the City of Charlotte, Mr. Stovall was the director of IT merger integration planning for Sprint Nextel, responsible for leading multiple post-acquisition technology integration efforts.
He has been recognized as the CIO of the Year in Non-Profit/Government by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2015, by North Carolina Technology Association as the 2014 Public Sector CIO of the Year, by ComputerWorld as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012, by InformationWeek as one of the top 50 CIOs in local, state and federal government (2011), and as one of the 50 Most Important African-Americans In Technology by eAccess Corporation (2009-2012). Mr. Stovall received his MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.