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Mike Maier, Chief Technology Officer and Director of the IT Services Dept, Fort Lauderdale. Florida

Mike Maier is the Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Information Technology Services Department for the City of Fort Lauderdale.  He manages Citywide technology including: GIS, Infrastructure & Operations, Applications and Helpdesk Support, IT Security, Radio Communications, Unified (Network/telephone) Communications, Police Information Technology, Publishing Services, and Mail Services.

Mike has played a pivotal role in shaping technology in the cities or companies he has served for over three decades. He has undertaken bold initiatives in bringing technology to the citizenry through focus group meetings and public/private partnership to help close the digital divide.

He is a member of the Executive Leadership Institute of Brevard County & International City/County Management Association and is an active Board Member for the Florida CIO Executive Summit. In 1989, Mike started a new era as a public servant working for the City of North Miami. During his tenure, his team was instrumental in developing a 911 computer aided dispatch system.

In 2003 Mike went on to work for the City of Las Cruces, where he led a team to evaluate and procure an enterprise resource package. In 2005, Mike began working for the City of Palm Bay, where he was responsible for all citywide technology.  He also possesses a wide range of knowledge in all areas of municipal operations. In June 2011, Mike took on the responsibilities of Public Works Director for Palm Bay, where he provided guidance for Stormwater, Traffic, Waste Management, Road Construction and Fleet, managing 150 employees.

In January 2012, Mike began working for the City of Fort Lauderdale as Chief Technology Officer. In addition, he leads the security initiatives as Chief Information Security Officer.  As a strong proponent of collaborative relationships with local governments and community organizations, Mike continues bringing community leaders and citizens together to address common needs that span jurisdictional boundaries and foster social inclusion. Mike developed Cyber Security training and led the efforts in having every City employee attend trainings conducted by his staff.  In addition, Mike completes leadership training seminars on overcoming dysfunctional teams.

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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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