Mike Maier
City of Ft. Lauderdale, CTO

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Mike has played a pivotal role in shaping technology, in the cities or companies he has served for over three decades. Mike has undertaken bold initiatives in bringing technology to the citizenry through focus group meetings and public/private partnership, to help close the digital divide. Mike has a Master's Degree with Distinction in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Business degree from University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Institute of Brevard County and 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 9-1-1 computer-aided dispatch system. In 2003, days before leaving for New Mexico, the City Council offered him the position of Interim City Manager. In 2003, Mike went west to work for the City of Las Cruces where he led a team to evaluate and procure an enterprise resource package. In 2005, Mike then began working for the City of Palm Bay where he was responsible for all city-wide technology. In addition, he possesses a wide range of knowledge in all areas of municipal operations. In June 2011, Mike has taken on the responsibilities of Public Works Director for the City of Palm Bay, where he provided guidance for Stormwater, Traffic, Waste Management, Road Construction, and Fleet while being responsible for some 150 employees. In January 2012, Mike began working for the City of Fort Lauderdale as the CIO/CISO Officer and all city-wide technology. Specialties: Mike has spoken at national conferences on dysfunctional teams, cybersecurity and tabletop exercise of testing disaster recovery.

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