Ishit Vachhrajani, AWS Enterprise Strategist

Executive Government Advisor

Jayson Dunn
Former roles

  • IT Contracts and Business Analytics Manager, L3Harris Corporation
  • Chief Information Officer and Special Assistant to the City Manager, City of Cincinnati
  • Information Technology Director, Hamilton County, Ohio

  • Bachelors of Arts, Computer Information Systems, Franklin University
  • Master of Business Administration, Franklin University

  • Sports
  • Writing
  • Outdoors
  • Spending time with family and friends

  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Emergency Number Professional (ENP)

Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you. But you learn nothing if you aren’t courageous enough to go into the wilderness."

As an Executive Government Advisor, Jayson works with state and local government executives and agency leaders to identify modern technology solutions to longstanding challenges in governmental operations. Jayson’s areas of focus and expertise are city and county government, public safety, cybersecurity, and performance management.

Prior to joining Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jayson served in local government for over 20 years. Most recently he was the Chief Information Officer for the City of Cincinnati and IT Director for Hamilton County, Ohio. During his tenures Jayson had executive responsibility for several city and countywide enterprise technology programs, including IT governance, capital and operating budget approval, PMO, service desk, 911 and emergency communications, cybersecurity, network and infrastructure support, Geographic Information System (GIS), and business applications.

Jayson also worked closely with city and county leadership, coordinating intergovernmental collaboration efforts between the city, the county, and the state. He also served as a Special Assistant to the City Manager during a major public safety crisis, receiving a proclamation from the Mayor and City Council for his service. Jayson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Business degree from Franklin University. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an Emergency Number Professional (ENP).

Jayson lives in Florida with his with his wife of 22 years and their two children. He loves sports, writing, and spending time with family and friends.

Resources featuring Jayson


4 steps to build a data strategy for managing performance in the public sector  

In this blog, Jayson shares four foundational considerations for implementing a comprehensive public sector data analytics and performance management strategy.

4 steps to build a data strategy for managing performance in the public sector ›

Addressing the top 10 priorities of state CIOs with AWS

Read the blog to learn the top ten priorities of state chief information officers (CIOs) and discover strategies, management processes, and solutions.

Addressing the top 10 priorities of state CIOs with AWS ›

Case study

How Cincinnati Police began a digital transformation journey  

Learn how the City of Cincinnati modernized its police department by migrating its timekeeping systems to the cloud, helping police officers fulfill their mission faster and more effectively.

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Build a culture of innovation  

In this podcast episode from Local Government Matters, Jayson and Kelley Bray of OpenGov talk about the new mandate for technology leaders and how to build a culture of innovation.

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Security for public sector  

From the OpenGov podcast, Jayson discusses security digital transformation for the public sector and how organizations can become more agile with the Cloud.

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On-demand webinar

Cities of the Future series

National Lead of Cities presents a webinar series about the preparing cities for the future with technical solutions. Hear from the city manager of Gilbert, AZ and Jayson discuss how to prepare for the challenges of today and tomorrow with technological innovations.  

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Engage with Executive Government Advisors

AWS state and local government and higher education advisors are available to engage with
customers across the nation. If you are looking for expertise and guidance to modernize or improve your organization’s services, please reach out to your account manager and we’d be happy to discuss. If you don’t have an account manager, please contact us and we can help connect you with one.