Raimundo Rodulfo | Director of Innovation and Technology/CIO
City of Coral Gables

Raimundo Rodulfo, Director of Innovation and Technology/CIO, City of Coral Gables

Raimundo Rodulfo started his career in the early 1990s as an engineer in the telecommunications industry. He joined the City of Coral Gables in 2004 and currently serves as Director of Innovation & Technology and Chief Innovation Officer. He leads strategic planning, oversight and management of citywide IT operations, infrastructure and smart city initiatives. Under his leadership, the City has received numerous awards including first place in the Digital Cities 2018 for cities of up to 75K population, first place in the U.S. Open Cities Index in 2019 and 2020, Smart 50 Award in Urban Infrastructure in 2020, Smart Cities Council Innovation Excellence Award in 2022, and being recognized as one of the 8 Smart Cities to Watch in 2020 by State Tech Magazine and as one of the 12 finalists worldwide in the Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards for government in 2021. Prior to joining the City, he spent ten years in the private sector working for various Fortune 500 companies such as Bellsouth, Siemens, and NCR in varying capacities. During this time, he also assisted on technology projects for Motorola and Lucent Technologies in Chicago, and Agilent Technologies in Silicon Valley. He volunteers as Co-Chair of the NIST GCTC Data Supercluster, as a member of the WBAF Miami Board of Directors, and as an advisory member of international nonprofit professional committees and engineering standard development organizations. He has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences and events, and has also authored multiple research papers, articles, technical book chapters and other publications in the areas of smart cities, engineering and technology. Rodulfo has received numerous awards and recognition throughout his career. Most recently, he received the Globant Digital Disruptor award and the CyberTrust Pioneer award in 2021, was named to State Tech Magazine’s list of 30 State and Local Government IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2020, and received the Key to the City from the Mayor of Coral Gables. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management and a Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems from Florida International University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Polytechnic University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E., Florida and National NCEES Record), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), and a certified professional in PCI, HIPAA, Incident Management, Virtualization, SAP, and ITIL.


Connected America 2023 - Day 1 @ 11:30

Paving the Way for Smart Cities

  • What communications infrastructure is required for next-gen cities?
  • Regulatory challenges in creating digital cities
  • The impact of interplay between new technologies in a smart city

Connected America 2023 - Day 2 @ 14:30

Smarter City Planning

  • Emphasizing connectivity at the planning phase 
  • Developing more effective and connected public services 
  • Balancing short- and long-term economic pressures 
  • Prioritizing sustainable development initiatives
last published: 24/Mar/23 11:25 GMT

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