Alan Howze


Alan Howze is working to advance innovation, open government, and operational improvement as the Chief Knowledge Officer of the Unified Government.

As CKO, Alan leads the Information Technology, 311 Call Center, and Geospatial Services, and is standing up two new Divisions - a Data and Performance group and an Innovation Group. Working across teams, the Knowledge Department brings together analytic and data management capabilities to make a smarter government. He also works across Unified Government departments to implement an open data plan that makes meaningful data available to the public and that helps residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations address community challenges. He is also focused on using data to create greater efficiencies, improve employee satisfaction, deliver improved services.

Prior to joining the Unified Government, Alan was a Fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government where he focused on research designed to promote effective government management at the Federal, State and Local level. 

Alan served as Communications Leader for the IBM Global Business Services North America Public Sector and Consulting Services business units. He worked directly with the Senior Leadership teams on communications strategy and execution. He is known for his ability to make high performing teams work even better through an open, collaborative and results driven approach. 

Mr. Howze has helped federal, state, and local government clients use innovation to drive improved performance and lower costs, and supported development of strategic initiatives such as smarter cities, mobility, analytics, and cloud. He has contributed to thought leadership in innovation, performance management, benchmarking, and smarter government.


“Government Innovation – oxymoron or emerging reality?”