City Seeks Director to Lead Department of Technology and Innovation

New leader will carry on work of Brian Osterloh, who will retire in the spring .

Jan. 13, 2023

After 19 years of public service with the City of Albuquerque, the director of the Department of Technology and Innovation (DTI), Brian Osterloh, will retire at the end of March.

“I have had the privilege to work with many great teams at the City and in our community who made ideas into realities and have set new expectations for innovation in Albuquerque,” said Brian Osterloh, Director of Technology and Innovation. “I appreciate the support from the Keller administration that has allowed us to bring new approaches to our services. As I move on to what’s next, I will look back on our efforts noting the passion that made many advancements and milestones possible.

Osterloh has led DTI through the creation and building of the City’s 311 Community Contact Center, the launch of the Albuquerque Smart Cities initiatives, the creation of the City’s first Broadband Office, and numerous technological advancements at the Albuquerque Police Department and the Real Time Crime Center.

During the next three months, Osterloh will prepare the department for the transition of leadership, focusing on ensuring a smooth transfer of internal support and security operations, as well as of public services

“Under Director Osterloh’s leadership, the department set a new standard for the way the City uses technology to improve safety, security, and quality of life for everyone in Albuquerque,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We will continue this approach to move our city forward and best serve Burqeños - now and for future generations.”

Appointed by Mayor Keller to Director in 2018, Osterloh championed “service first” values at the department, ensuring that technology and data are used to support the community. The results include expanded free WiFi locations, national recognition for Alexa integration of City services, new partnerships with students to advance IoT technological prototypes, creation of a working proving lab for emerging technology, bolstered crime fighting tools and data consolidation, and increased opportunities for the community to interact with the City of Albuquerque.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online.