About the Speaker
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    Chris Johnson
    Assistant Director of Technology Services, City of Independence, Missouri

    Chris Johnson is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Technology Services for the City of Independence, Missouri. In this role he is responsible for strategy and execution of all technology needs for the various City departments. These functions include HelpDesk, deskside support, applications management, data center/server admin, network engineering, and cybersecurity. Chris also serves as the Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, NE) Director for ITDRC.org, a volunteer-driven international disaster response non-profit delivering Information, Communications, and Technology solutions to connect survivors and responders during both man-made and natural disaster response and recovery. Chris is a disabled veteran and completed a 17 year active duty Air Force career, followed by a role as the Senior Cybersecurity Engineer for a large USG customer, and four years in various roles leading Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data Center business in Northern Virginia. Chris also serves on the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Cybersecurity Committee, is a member of the Kansas City InfraGard Chapter, KC FAIR Chapter, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, and Disabled American Veterans (DAV).