Doug McCollough, the Chief Information Officer of the City of Dublin for the past five years, provided an overview of the journey the City has taken to reach the goal of pursuing to make Dublin “The Most Connected City in the World”.
DublinAM Rotary Presentation
January 15, 2021
Our invocation was led by Julie Rinaldi and Calvin Gebhart led our pledge of allegiance.
Our Assistant District Governor, Tom Kleven, recognized the participation of the DublinAM Rotary members in the 125 club this year.
Peter Fuhlbrigge provided an update on the Polar Bear.  Keeler&Nadler is the event sponsor, with proceeds from the event to the Dublin Food Pantry.  While this year's event will be different, probably limited to golf, outdoor drinks, and two raffle items, this is an essential fundraiser for the club.  There are still hole sponsorship opportunities and plenty of room for more golfers!  See for registration details.  
Doug McCollough has been the Chief Information Officer of the City of Dublin for the past five years.  As CIO of the City of Dublin, Ohio, Doug McCollough has embraced the rich community of innovation that is Central Ohio. Through collaborations and partnerships he has worked to connect people to opportunities, remove barriers, and promote change in initiatives ranging from Smart and Connected Cities, IT Workforce Development, expanding broadband access, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, and Blockchain in Government. He has spoken as a Subject Matter Expert and advocate on technical subjects, diversity and inclusion, and using technology for community development. 

Prior to joining the Dublin team, Doug held positions within the State of Ohio Departments of Public Safety, Commerce, Industrial Commission, and Medicaid. He served as the Director of  Information Technology for the City of Richmond, Virginia, and as a Project Manager at Nationwide Insurance and Alcatel-Lucent. He is on the boards of Per Scholas Columbus, TECH CORPS, Black Tech Columbus, and Jewish Family Services of Columbus. 

Doug earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo in Information Systems and Operations Management and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a 2019 Top Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers Honoree, and 2018 Ohio Public Sector CIO Academy Municipality CIO of the Year.
Doug provided an overview of the journey the City has taken to reach the goal of pursuing to make Dublin “The Most Connected City in the World”.
Some of the completed and on-going projects are listed below.
  • Residential Broadband, Fiber to the Home (FTTH), Dublin is the Most Connected City in the nation
  • Beta District - attracting new technologies, new companies, new innovators and innovations to the region.
  • Smart Mobility - connected vehicles, smart parking, autonomous trucks, intelligent transportation.
  • Connected Residents and Smart operations - Forever Dublin, godublin, AR/MR, Kiosks, Dublin Information Bot, Dublin Digital Identity, Blockchain
  • Dublink 100gig Project, 5G in business, entertainment
Doug described the journey that began with the Dublink fiber project which led to the Smart City and Mobility project.  The Smart Mobility project was instrumental in the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor project.
Dublin is also pursuing a smart parking initiative that will eventually allow Dubliners to know where parking is available.  Currently there is a pilot with the Darby parking lot.
Internal initiatives include the GoDublin App for service requests, a QR code initiative and a Dublin Chat Bot.
External initiatives include a 100 gig project to enhance our economic development activities and a residential broadband initiative.
Doug wants to continue the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF Institute) which Dublin has won seven times.
Some ongoing projects include the Aging In Place, continuing the Connected Roads initiative and working with MORPC on a Hyperloop initiative.
For more photos/screenshots from the meeting, go to our Flickr page.