Profiling the 50 Most: Lance Lyttle

Lance Lyttle is the Chief Information Officer for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

Lance Lyttle, Chief Information Officer, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

International Airport. In this position, he supports the organization’s strategic objectives and assures the successful implementation and integration of technologies at the Airport. He is responsible for leading all technology efforts, including the development and implementation of the Airport’s Server and Workstation Virtualization environment, Internet /Intranet/ Extranet (e-Business)-focused IT infrastructure, Common Use Technology, Aircraft Gate Management System, Oracle Financials, Time and Attendance, Fiber Backbone Infrastructure, Private and Public Wi-Fi system, Distributed Antenna System that supports Cellular and PCS services, Parking Revenue Control System, Automated Vehicle Identification Systems, Closed Circuit TV, and Security Access Control System.
He has extensive knowledge of a wide range of IT and leadership subjects, including strategic planning, data and voice network design and implementation, e-Business strategies, wireless systems implementation, database design and implementation and software development. Lance has worked in Information Technology consultancy, manufacturing, mining, and transportation industries.
Creativity and innovations are key aspects of Lance’s responsibilities. He created and now chairs the Innovations and Creative concept committee at the Airport. This committee is responsible for promoting a culture of innovations throughout the organization, ideas management, and ideas implementation.
Lance sits on the editorial board of Airport Technology International publication (UK-based) and is a founding member of Emoquad Internet Services (Jamaican ISP). He is also the chairperson for the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Information Technology committee. In 2007, Lance was voted Georgia CIO of the Year by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. He was also named among the top 100 CIOs nationally by CIO Business Technology Leadership magazine.
An avid sportsperson, Lance is heavily involved in basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis and golf. He also writes poetry, songs and short stories.
Lance has a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in physics and computer science from the University of the West Indies. In 1996, he received a Masters degree in Management Information Systems from the University of the West Indies.