About the Speaker
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    Mike Costello
    Strategic Planning & Design Manager, State of Washington

    Mike Costello is a strategic planning & design manager based in Olympia, WA. Mike oversees solution architecture, systems engineering, and capacity management to develop effective IT strategies. His expertise in networking, computing, and security allows him to harmonize and integrate diverse infrastructure technologies into comprehensive design solutions. Mike is particularly proud of his role as an innovator in architecting and deploying the state's "highway to the clouds," which bridges on-premise and cloud-based resources. Prior to his work in Washington, Mike successfully served as district chief information officer for the Seattle District Army Corps of Engineers, where he played a key role in maintaining and enhancing critical IT systems.