Miguel A. Gamiño Jr.,
City CIO of San Francisco and
Executive Director of the Department of Technology
Miguel A Gamiño Jr. serves the City and County of San Francisco as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Director of the Department of Technology.
As the San Francisco CIO, Mr. Gamiño provides thought leadership and the strategic direction for San Francisco's use of technology. He advises Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Board of Supervisors, and City departments regarding opportunities to leverage technology to improve government services; formulate a vision for City-wide technology, embracing best practices and serving as the catalyst for enhanced technology; establish unified standards throughout the City-wide organization; and play a leadership role in the development and implementation of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plan for the City and County of San Francisco.
As the Executive Director of the Department of Technology (DT), he manages the department's daily operations; with over 220 employees and an annual operating budget of over $97M. City-wide expenditures for technology are over $250M annually. DT has received multiple awards including the 2015 CIO 100 Award and the 2014 Digital Counties Awards for its technology leadership and innovation. DT delivers mission critical services to approximately 28,000 employees and 805,235 citizens, ultimately designed to improve government services, the community, and the lives of the City’s residents and visitors. The core service areas include:
- Technology Architecture & Security
- Technology Service Delivery & Management
- Client Services and Project Management Office
- Public Safety Systems & Wiring
- Administration, Policy & Governance
- Public Communications
Prior to joining San Francisco in July 2013, Miguel served the City of El Paso, Texas as the Chief Information & Innovation Officer and Director of the Department of Information Technology Services.
As a technology entrepreneur, he founded two IT companies. After managing them through the start-up phase, they continue to operate successfully today.
Miguel is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso with a dual major Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. He also attended the CIO Institute at Heinz College of Public Policy and Information Systems Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Washington D.C.
Miguel currently serves as a Designee of Mayor Edwin M. Lee for the City and County of San Francisco on the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington D.C.