The next installment of the innovation webinar series comes to us from San Francisco, CA. Miguel Gamino, the city’s Chief Information Officer, will be sharing the innovations San Francisco has recently adopted from free public wifi in parks to adopting cloud technology. So join us on October 29 at 10 am PT.
How are they innovative?
There’s a couple of reasons the City of San Francisco drew our attention as a part of this webinar series and it had nothing to do with their World Series run. First, their acting CIO appeared in Governing Magazine to talk about the cloud, how “it’s a philosophy not a product,” and how the city has adopted it. In fact, they are transitioning 30,000 users to the Microsoft 365 public cloud as a part of this effort.
We also heard about the San Francisco’s efforts to provide free public wifi to it’s citizens! Yes you heard that right, free. Thanks to a partnership with Google the city can offer free wifi in multiple parks, plazas, and recreation centers throughout the city. They even took care to distribute the access throughout the city and in areas that would help close the digital divide.
Register for the webinar on October 29th at 10:00 am PT (12pm CT, 1pm ET) and register here: san-francisco-innovation-webinar.eventbrite.com. All of our webinars take place at anymeeting.com/ELGLwebinar, simply log on with an email.
Meet the Speaker
Miguel Gamino is currently the acting Chief Information Officer of San Francisco as well as the Executive Director of the Department of Technology. Prior to his current position Mr. Gamino was the Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Technology. “As the San Francisco CIO, Mr. Gamino provides thought leadership and the strategic direction for San Francisco’s use of technology.” (Source). Mr. Gamino prioviously worked at the City of El Paso, Texas and founded to IT companies as a worker in the private sector.