Miguel A. Gamiño Jr.

Civic Technologist and CTO of NYC in New York

Miguel A. Gamiño Jr.

Civic Technologist and CTO of NYC in New York

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I’m honored to serve New Yorkers and Mayor Bill de Blasio as the Chief Technology Officer of the City of New York.

As CTO, I work with all City agencies to develop a Smart City and “Internet of Things” (IoT) strategy that ensures coordination, collaboration and innovation across the City. I also lead the City’s Broadband Program, partnering with agencies, private industry, and academia to further the Mayor’s goal to ensure every New Yorker and NYC business will have access to affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband service everywhere by 2025.

Before coming to NYC, I served as the City Chief Information Officer for the City and County of San Francisco and Executive Director of the Department of Technology.

Among many achievements made by my team and colleagues, among the most important was bringing "broadband" to the mainstream conversation. This charted the course for a connected city of the future.

In the industry, I actively engage in thought-leadership with colleagues around the world on topics of global interest, most notably pervasive broadband connectivity and the productive disruption of civic services through digital transformation.

I served on the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on behalf of Mayor Edwin M. Lee.

I also am honored to serve on several Executive Advisory Committees in industry; a founding member of the Connected City Advisory Board; and a founding member of the Council of Global City CIOs.

I have also enjoyed a busy public speaking schedule at major events such as Dreamforce, Smart City Expo World Congress, Open World, Wireless Broadband Alliance WiFi Global Congress, IoTX Dubai, Silicon Valley’s Music & Technology Festival, and industry CIO Summits, evangelizing the importance of pervasive connectivity for the citizens of the world, and its impact on civilization.

Proud recipient of 2017 HITEC 100, 2016 State IT Executive of the Year, 2016 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers, and 2016 Top 21 Inspiring CIOs on Twitter. 2015 CIO 100 award from CIO Magazine, and Top 20 Social CIO by Forbes Magazine, and Top 100 Social CIOs by Huffington Post in 2015 and 2016.

Prior to joining San Francisco, I served as the Chief Information & Innovation Officer for the City of El Paso and Director of the Department of Information Technology Services.

As a technology entrepreneur, I founded two IT companies.

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  • Work
    • City of New York
  • Education
    • University of Texas at El Paso
    • Carnegie Mellon University