Tye Hayes is the Interim Chief Information Officer, for the Department of Atlanta Information Management for the City of Atlanta. Tye is a Navy veteran and a consummate professional with over 20 years of experience as a Technologist, Solutions Architect and Business Strategist within in the Information Technology industry. She has an extensive background in IT services, having previously served as the Deputy CIO for Atlanta Public Schools and an Information Security Officer for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics where she led the Information Security Compliance and Governance group. Tye’s established track record of technology leadership and digital transformation has been recognized on local and national levels. She is well respected within the Information Technology field, having received the nomination for the 2020 Women Who Mean Business Award and awarded the 2014 CIO 100 Award, STEM Women of Color for IT Leadership Award, Modern Day Technology Leader and Black Engineer Award. As a leader in the corporate world, Tye believes it is equally as important to be involved in civic and community organizations to help foster a sense of accountability for the next generation. Her dedication to change is the motivation behind serving on the boards for the City of Atlanta Technology Advisory, Women In Technology (WIT) Atlanta, American Cancer Society ResearcHer and the Pink Frog Foundation. Tye is a transformational leader with a myriad of experience in innovation, security and IT solutions. I stand with her as we continue to help AIM blaze forward.