About the Speaker
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    Vince Simonowicz
    CIO / ITS Director, City of Rock Hill, SC

    Vince Simonowicz graduated from the University of Houston in electrical engineering and is a certified CIO from the University of North Carolina School of Government and has been in the engineering and technology fields for more than 40 years. Vince has been an integral participant and leader for building complex secure enterprise based digital service applications, automations, data services, and control systems.

    With a commitment to quality, the ability to apply solutions that result in a multiplier effect while focusing on efficiency and fiscal responsibility, working for Michelin Tire Corporation for 20 years in various roles ending as their North American Strategic Projects Manager. Then moving to the City of Columbia, South Carolina as their Director of IT Operations; And for the past 13 years, now leads the Department of Information Technology Services team as their CIO/Director of Information Technology Services for the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina. In addition to leading various other organizations over the years, a number of publishing ventures & a few awards here and there; Vince was also the 2016 recipient of the Charlotte Business Journal’s CIO of the Year for Government. Vince’s standing moto is ‘Take the time to do it right the first time, focusing on the right things, at the right time and the right way; will always win.’