Whether it a peer to peer communication, one to many, between boss and a direct report or with a customer, clear communication is the key to getting stuff done and moving the business forward. Frequently, responses to our questions are often complex and unclear, full of rhetoric, corporate speak and jargon such that we feel like saying “Just answer my question!”. While we pursue innovation, agility and growth, what are we doing to build a culture of simple, to the point communication within the organization and with those we serve?
Miguel A. Gamino Jr., Chief Technology Officer, City of New York
Miguel A Gamiño Jr. serves the City of New York as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, he is working with City agencies to develop a Smart City and “Internet of Things” (IoT) strategy that ensures coordination, collaboration ... More View all posts
Miguel A Gamiño Jr. serves the City of New York as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, he is working with City agencies to develop a Smart City and “Internet of Things” (IoT) strategy that ensures coordination, collaboration and innovation across the City. He also leads the City’s Broadband program, partnering with agencies, private industry and academia to further the Mayor’s goal to ensure every resident and business will have access to affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband service everywhere by 2025. Mr. Gamiño has unique experience in government, blended with a deep knowledge of technology, the industry that fuels it, and the culture it inspires. Most recently he served the City and County of San Francisco as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Director of the Department of Technology. In that role, he represented the Mayor as a designee on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC). Mr. Gamiño also co-founded, along with the Washington, D.C. CTO, the Council of Global City CIOs. New York City is a founding member and will benefit from the organization’s focus on a robust and secure rollout of Smart City and IoT technologies. 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, Gamiño founded two technology companies, managed them through the start-up phase and into successful operations. Mr. Gamiño has been recognized in GovTech Magazine as a Top 25 Doer, Dreamer and Driver of 2016. StateScoop, a leading government technology magazine recognized Mr. Gamiño for his work leading San Francisco's technology strategy and services with the 2016 Golden Gov: State Executive of the Year award. 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 is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. He also attended the CIO Institute at Heinz College of Public Policy and Information Systems Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Washington D.C. Less View all posts
Connie Dieken, Author, Talk Less, Say More
Connie Dieken is one of the world’s leading thought leaders on influence and executive presence. She’s the founder of The Dieken Group, an executive coaching, consulting, and training firm that transforms people into powerful, purposefu... More View all posts
Connie Dieken is one of the world’s leading thought leaders on influence and executive presence. She’s the founder of The Dieken Group, an executive coaching, consulting, and training firm that transforms people into powerful, purposeful influencers with remarkable adaptability in changing times. A former Emmy award-winning and Telly award-winning broadcast journalist, Connie spent more than 20 years among the most influential people in the public eye and studied their unique patterns to move others to action. She uses her experiences and unique Connect, Convey, Convince® methodology as a foundation to prepare clients for the challenges and uncertainties of today’s communications. A Radio & TV Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee, Connie helps leaders maximize their relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally and overcome any gaps that may exist. The National Association of Women Business Owners selected Connie as one of the Top 10 Female Business Owners. She keynotes major business and industry conferences around the globe and has been selected by Speakers.com as one of America’s top keynote speakers every year since 2010. Her two bestselling books, Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen and Become the Real Deal: The Proven Path to Influence and Executive Presence take Connie’s knowledge, research and experience coaching high-powered leaders and condense them into fast-paced, no-nonsense guides that jumpstart anyone to be more influential communicators. Less View all posts