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Ann Dunkin

Chief Information Officer at County of Santa Clara

Ann Dunkin is the Chief Information Officer for the County of Santa Clara. Prior to joining Santa Clara County, Ms. Dunkin served in the Obama Administration as the CIO of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to her time in DC, she was the Chief Technology Officer for the Palo Alto Unified School District for nearly five years. Before this, Ms. Dunkin worked for Hewlett Packard for twenty years in a variety of engineering and senior management positions in R&D, IT, Manufacturing Engineering, Software Quality and Operations. Ms. Dunkin has served on the T.H.E. Journal Advisory Board, the Consortium on School Networking CTO Council and the CoSN SMART IT working group.  In 2009, she served as the General Chair of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) and on the WSC board of directors from 2009-2014 and as an editor of the International Journal of Advances in Software. Ms. Dunkin currently serves on the Georgia Tech Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni Advisory Board. Ms. Dunkin was named one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2016. She was also a recipient of a FedScoop 50 Federal Leadership Award in 2015, and the FedScoop Golden Gov Award in 2016. She was named one of DC’s Top 50 Women in Technology for 2015 and 2016, and made it on StateScoop’s Top 50 Women in Technology list for 2017. Ms. Dunkin holds a degree in Master of Science and another as a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, both from The Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a licensed professional engineer in the states of California and Washington.

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