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Lester Lewis, Deputy IT Director, City of Las Vegas

Lester Lewis has twenty plus years of IT experience. He has demonstrated technical and managerial acumen, operating in both the private and public sectors. His career portfolio includes experience in the energy, healthcare, and insurance fields.

Currently, Lester is the Deputy IT Director for the City of Las Vegas, Nevada. The City serves an estimated population of 2 million.  Clark County is comprised of eighteen departments with over 3,000 employees. Lester’s current projects with City include:  Office 365 deployment, GoVegas Wireless, Infrastructure modernization, cloud strategy, and security.

During his career, Lester has held positions on many boards, committees and task forces.  As a respected technology professional in Nevada, he has also been appointed to several governance positions.

Lester is a proud retired service member of the United States Army. While enlisted, he held the position of Telecommunications Systems Operator with his years of service spent in Europe. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland UC.

Lester is the proud father of three beautiful girls and enjoys running, recreational sports, and reading. He is an advocate for education and routinely presents interactive workshops to high school and middle school students in the Las Vegas area about the vast opportunities in STEM fields.

Conference Sessions

April 2019

Smart Cities Leadership Panel

April 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Dallas D1, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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As cities strive to deal with issues such as aging infrastructure, overpopulation, increasing traffic and lack of resources, solutions are needed to address these challenges and prepare for the future. An unintended consequence of Smart Cities is the necessary sharing of data, infrastructure and planning.  While this may seem like a natural occurrence between adjacent Communities, don’t underestimate the effect differing agency agendas have on progress. Exacerbating the issue is that this is an emerging area without any models of…

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