Chief Information Officer
Allen Square, Jr. is the Chief Information Officer of the City of New Orleans, Information Technology and Innovation department. As CIO Allen and his team are responsible for developing and executing the technology strategies to support the delivery of City Services. ITI is also accountable for driving innovation and cultivating a culture of performance improvement throughout City Hall.
Mr. Square is well trained and experienced in performance improvement and technology to accomplish and support the City’s aggressive and ambitious goals. Square has over 15 years of experience across private, public, and non-profit sectors and has developed expertise in technology (IT, telecommunications, semiconductors, and manufacturing), transportation, business process outsourcing, healthcare and private equity industries. Prior to joining the City of New Orleans, Square spent the past five years working as a strategic management consultant, most of that time with Bain & Company, Inc.
Allen holds a Masters of Business Administration (majors in Operations, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Allen also holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University and an MS in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University. Prior to attending business school Allen was well respected in the wireless telecommunications industry as an expert on GSM and CDMA technologies; lastly serving as Director of Engineering for Verizon Wireless’ Gulf Coast Region.