Santiago 'Santi' Garces
As Chief Information Officer, Garces oversees the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) and its team of approximately 150 employees. This team provides and maintains mission-critical technologies for the City’s more than 18,000 employees and the hundreds of thousands of constituents they serve.
Before taking this role, Garces was the Executive Director of the Department of Community Investment in South Bend, Indiana, and formerly served as the CIO of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and of South Bend. Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Garces previously helped found enFocus, a nonprofit dedicated to providing innovative solutions for government and industry.
He is a graduate of Notre Dame with degrees in Electrical Engineering, Political Science, and a master’s degree in Technology Entrepreneurship.