The City of Las Vegas: A Status on Innovation and Cyber Security
Presented by: Michael Lee Sherwood
January 19, 2017 (Thursday) 5:30PM - 7:30 PM
Early Bird Registration until 1/17 Noon: $30 Public / $25 Members
Location: Tuscany Hotel & Casino
An invigorating discussion centering around artificial intelligence, innovation, cyber security, and an update on the City’s Innovation District in downtown Las Vegas, including:
• Wireless wide area machine to machine communications
• Autonomous vehicles
• Citizen identity management
• Citizen Wi-Fi and intelligent kiosks
- Establishing successful relationships with service providers, setting and meeting expectations, understanding and managing risk.
- Upcoming project management related positions.
Michael Lee Sherwood
Director of Information Technologies, City of Las Vegas
Michael Sherwood is the Director of Technology and Innovation for the City of Las Vegas. Sherwood has more than 20 years of management experience, specifically in the field of technology, process improvement and innovation with the majority of that experience being in municipal government operations. Most recently he served as the deputy director of public safety, business services and city technology for the city of Irvine, CA since December 2013. In that capacity he was responsible for budgets of both public safety at $70 million and technology at $8 million. He was responsible for more than 100 professional, technical employees and contractors. In that role he developed and implemented key technology strategies that reduced the annual technology operating costs by more than $1 million. He also provided key leadership in bringing Google Fiber to the city.
Prior to that position, Sherwood served as the manager of business services for the City of Irvine, CA from 2012-2013, the chief information officer for City of Oceanside, CA, from 2001-2012 and the information technologies manager for the City of Oceanside, CA from 1997-2000. Before 1997, he served in the private sector.
Sherwood earned his Bachelor of Science in Management from Pepperdine University followed by a Master of Science in Executive Management from the University of Southern California.
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