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Orlandus Gilmore

Chief Technology Officer

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Orlandus Gilmore



Orlandus "Coach O" Gilmore holds the position of Chief Technology Officer at Navigating Grey, where he is instrumental in shaping the organization's technological landscape. In this capacity, Gilmore leverages his expertise to oversee the development, implementation, and management of tech initiatives, ensuring that they align seamlessly with the broader mission and goals of the organization. He plays a pivotal role in identifying emerging technologies that can provide a competitive advantage and drive innovation within the organization.

Gilmore's extensive two-decade career as an IT Leader, including his time at Duke Energy, showcased transformative leadership in Enterprise Architecture, modernizing legacy and Cloud Native solutions. His expertise spans Multi-Cloud, IoT, and Product delivery. He led Software Engineering and Innovation practices, emphasizing transparency and executive-level reporting in a Data-first, Digital-first, and Cloud-first approach.

His career in IT was fueled by transformative educational experiences that ignited his technological prowess. These experiences taught him the importance of exposure and positive role models within technology. Beyond work, his community impact is profound. He founded "App YOUniversity" to empower underserved youth in tech. Believing in Design Thinking and Coding, he aims to nurture 10,000 skilled coders within 3-5 years. Active in organizations like SIM–Charlotte and Apparo, his commitment to technology education is unwavering.

With a Bachelor's in Management Information Systems and certifications like Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD), Gilmore's visionary leadership shapes tech evolution for Navigating Grey.

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