Çiğdem Delano

  • Çiğdem Delano is an information technology executive with more than 26 years in the IT industry.  She is Former the Chief Information Officer of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). MSM recruits and trains minority and other students as physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals committed to improving the health and well-being of communities.
  • Prior to joining  the MSM in September 2008, she established, BIT-Synergies, LLC, a business and information technology consulting company that advises executives on how to effectively align technology with business needs. Before starting her own business, Ms. Delano served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA), an organization created by the Georgia General Assembly in 2000 to govern and oversee the effective and efficient use of IT in state government. Prior to GTA, Ms. Delano spent 17 years with IBM, where her responsibilities ranged from telecommunications and data center operations to quality, project and account management. In her last position, she was responsible for managing large-scale projects with international scope. 
  • She was a recipient of the 2006 CIO Ones to Watch award from CIO magazine and CIO Executive Council, a national honor given to only 20 people.   The Women in Technology selected Ms. Delano as a finalist for its 2006 Women of the Year in Technology Award.  She also was selected by the Project Management Institute’s PM Network magazine as one of 25 Influential Women in Project Management.
  • Ms. Delano enjoys taking part in the Atlanta community. She served on The Center for Family Resources Board for three years. She recently joined the Hands on Atlanta and the American Turkish Friendship Council Boards. Other past board responsibilities includes Cobb County Industry Advisory Board, TAG’s Business and Technology Advisory Board, and GlobalEXEC Women.
  •  Ms. Delano holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Posted: Thu, Oct 30, 2014