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Off the Cuff: City of Concord, Calif.

City of Concord, Calif.

Ron Puccinelli

AGE: 42

TITLE: Director of IT

COMPANY: City of Concord, Calif.

BUDGET FOR FY 2006-2007: $168 million

CITY POPULATION: 135,000

BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: Find a way to add value to every interaction.

FAVORITE QUOTE: "The system should work for us, not us for the system."

WHY YOU WENT INTO TECHNOLOGY: To help create order out of chaos

FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE: Cold Stone Creamery ice cream

LAST BUSINESS BOOK YOU READ: The Tipping Point and Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

FAVORITE PASTIME: Photography and model railroading

BEST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Integrity

WORST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Perfectionism

TECHNOLOGY YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT: A cell phone/PDA combo

TECHNOLOGY YOU WISH YOU LIVED WITHOUT: Fossil fuel-based internal combustion engines

Michael Ybarra is a contributing writer for SearchCIO-Midmarket.com. Write to him at editor@ciodecisions.com.

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