Miguel Gamiño Jr.

CXO, Investor Advisor, and Sneakerhead in Austin, TX

Miguel Gamiño Jr.

CXO, Investor Advisor, and Sneakerhead in Austin, TX

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As Chief Experience Officer & Founding Partner of Simplicity, I am helping cities worldwide restore trust and civic engagement. This chapter of my career is driven by my belief that the relationship between residents and their local government can use a strong dose of trust and transparency that will improve the inclusivity and impact for communities around the world.

Simplicity is a local social network, accessible only to city communities, public agencies and people living within the city. No ads. No personal data. No misinformation. Available only to verified city communities and organizations. We are “changing the world, one city at a time.”

City Possible, pioneered byMastercard

I was Executive Vice President, Enterprise Partnerships, Head of Global Cities and City Possible. Leading public transit and urban mobility, Mastercard City Key ™, Mastercard City Insights, and Digital Doors.

El Paso to San Francisco, to New York City

For nearly 8 years I leveraged innovation and technology to create better lives for people across the realities of urban life. Chief Information and Innovation Officer of El Paso Texas, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Technology for the City and County of San Francisco and finally, the Chief Technology Officer of New York City.

Innovations & Startups

Prior to public service, I was a technology entrepreneur, founding two companies that created some of the earliest cloud-delivered telecommunication and technology services in the early 2000’s.

Now, I'm investing and advising various startup companies, as well as several Web3, Crypto and NFT projects which will be launching very soon!

Volunteering and Recognition

Giving back in many ways, including Expert-in-Residence at Harvard University iLab, the Global Future Council for Cities & Urbanization at World Economic Forum, the HITEC Foundation, Regional Plan Association of the NY, NJ, CT region, Tech:NYC, and as a Commissioner of the Parks & Recreation Commission for the Village of the Hills.

Public speaking opportunities at major events including TEDx, South by Southwest (SXSW), SCEWC in Barcelona, and many others. Recognized by several organizations, including HITEC 100,

  • Work
    • CXO, Simplicity | Investor
  • Education
    • University of Texas at El Paso
    • Carnegie Mellon University