Nina D’Amato is the Chief of Staff at the San Francisco Department of Technology, The San Francisco Department of Technology is an enterprise information and technology services organization that supports approximately 35,000 employees and 56 departments of the City and County of San Francisco. With an estimated operating budget of $120 million, the department’s portfolio includes the operations and maintenance of IT services essential for City operations through its management of City data centers, telecommunications, Fiber WAN, SFGovTV, cybersecurity, web services, public safety radio systems, application support for citywide services such as email and telephone services, and installation and maintenance of over 240 miles of underground fiber-more underground fiber than any city in the country or private sector organization. Nina directly oversees the Project Management Office, Geographic Information Systems group, and the applications team. She is responsible for strategic plan development, implementation, and performance of the department. She is a Lieutenant Colonel in US Marine Corps (Reserve) with combat service in Afghanistan and Iraq. Upon return from the conflict, she was selected as a Singularity University Fellow during the 2011 summer. Following Singularity, she served as a US Department of Defense Congressional Fellow with Senator Robert Casey of Pennsylvania where she managed a $100M defense appropriations portfolio; centered on research, development, testing, and evaluation of defense focused emerging technologies in defense. She serves on the Board of the San Francisco Fleet Week Association. In her spare time, she is completing her dissertation at UC Berkeley, focused on innovation and designing interventions that increase the capacity and technical fluency of the organization’s workforce. She lives in San Francisco, CA and is a native of Santa Rosa, graduating from Santa Rosa High School in 1991.