Randi Levin
CIO story

Randi Levin

CIO
Randi Levin is an innovative and transformational business and technology executive with proven experience in government, the private sector domestically and internationally, consulting and many other industries. She is a flexible and highly experienced leader with emphasis in strategic planning, transformation, transparency and efficiency initiatives and leading edge thinking as well as implementation. She is a results-oriented business manager with outstanding interpersonal skills.

Randi has spent 30+ years in Information Technology, as a CIO, Applications, Infrastructure and consulting capacities. She spent 5+ years as the CTO for the City of Los Angeles, overseeing a staff of over 800, partnering with 43 city divisions aiding in the transformation from paper to digital, from old processes to new, and implementing new technologies. Randi has served as CIO for Cast & Crew and Forest Lawn, and VP of Worldwide Corporate Systems for NBC Universal and the Walt Disney Company, as well as numerous other organizations, primarily in Southern California.

Randi was the first Public and Private sector CTO or CIO to implement Google Applications – Gmail for the enterprise in 2008. Her extensive partnership with Google provided the city many benefits beyond just a new email system and began the city’s digital transformation.

Randi has lived in the Los Angeles area for approximately 25 years and has two grown children. Randi graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a Management Information Systems degree from the University of Arizona.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
CIO Story: Innovation and Opportunity in Crisis - Saving Lives on Earth While Exploring the Stars

In the midst of a global pandemic, NASA JPL CIO Randi Levin recognized that through rapid innovation, equipment normally used to develop capabilities for space exploration could be re-directed to help humanity right here on earth. Learn how NASA JPL pivoted and innovated during COVID-19 to provide life-saving capabilities free to the global population and successfully launch a rocket to Mars. CIO Randi Levin will discuss her approach to leading before and during the pandemic, including her philosophy that CIOs should be known for more than keeping the lights on!

Hear it first at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo