Susan Hauge

Susan Hauge

Deputy chief information officer, Metropolitan Council

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Susan Hauge was the rare woman in information technology when she started at the Metropolitan Council in 1988. Today, she manages a team responsible for 200 apps that interact directly with the public; they also oversee the region’s wastewater treatment system, ensure transit service is on time, and distribute research and information to regional planners. She’s also in charge of the council’s data management and business intelligence teams that support the finance and procurement functions of an organization with a $1 billion budget. Mindful of providing essential services to 3.2 million residents, she says technology is there to get the job done.