Kirk Talbott, has more than 26 years of experience in Information Technology spanning the entire gamut of IT functions across multiple industries in the private and public sectors. As the CIO for MARTA, Kirk is responsible for the technology portfolio of the 9th largest Public Transit agency in the United States and is passionately focused on improving mobility through innovation.
Among his significant previous positions, Kirk served as the Executive Director Smart City and Deputy CIO for the City of Atlanta, the CIO for a suburban Chicago county and two separate transit agencies in Texas and California. Prior to these roles, Kirk served as the Senior Manager for IT Services at Western Digital Corporation, a Lake Forest, CA based Fortune 500 international high-tech manufacturer. As a consultant, Kirk served a wide range of Fortune 500 firms over nearly a decade in numerous vertical sectors.
Kirk Talbott is bilingual and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Spanish Linguistics from Rice University.