Conrad C. Cross is the CEO of Cross Consulting Consortium a technology consulting company in the State of Florida. Conrad is the former Chief Information Officer of the City of Orlando a position he held for 12 years. He retired from City government after 23 years of service. During his tenure with the City of Orlando he has held several positions including Computer Operations Bureau Chief, Applications Development Bureau Chief, Systems and Networks Bureau Chief during his years at the City.
Conrad worked in the private sector as Director of Network Operations for two companies, Virtual International, Inc. and Applied Digital Communications, Inc., both providers of networking services and computer applications.
A certified computer developer Conrad holds a management degree from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. He has completed many hours of training on computers, data/voice communications and management issues with various organizations such as IBM, Microsoft, and Gartner.
Currently, Conrad serves on the board of directors for the Central Florida chapter of the Society of Information Managers (SIM), the advisory board of the University of Central Florida’s business school and Federal Computer Week CIO Summit. He has chaired the E-government Advisory Committee for the City of Orlando and served on the Mayors High Tech Advisory Committee. A winner of the 2001 IT Achievement Award sponsored by the Computer and Technology Showcase organization,Conrad was also the recipient of the inaugural City of Orlando Mayors Leadership Award in August 2005. One of his most recent noteworthy accomplishments was successfully moving the City of Orlando’s email application to the cloud, a pioneering move amongst City governments in the US.