San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee this week announced his appointment for the new director of the city’s Department of Technology.
Miguel Gamiño, formerly the chief operating officer of the department, has been appointed as its new director and the city’s chief information officer, according to the mayor’s office.
Gamiño will manage a department with an annual budget of more than $90 million and advise the mayor, Board of Supervisors and city departments on ways to use technology to improve government services, according to the mayor’s office.
“Miguel has a proven track record of getting things done, including helping to bring free municipal Wi-Fi to 32 parks and helping to develop a technology roadmap for San Francisco,” Lee said in a statement.
Gamiño is replacing Marc Touitou, who left the position for one with the World Health Organization.
Prior to coming to San Francisco in 2013, Gamiño served as the chief information and innovation officer for the city of El Paso, Texas.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News