Director of SmartRiverside
Chief Innovation Officer at City of Riverside & Executive
Lea Deesing serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Riverside, California and the Executive Director of SmartRiverside, a nonprofit which aims to narrow the digital divide in her region by empowerment through technology and education.Lea’s professional experience includes 29 years in the Information Technology field with 18 years specific to local government. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills, a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems from the University of Redlands, and a Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute.She belongs to a number of professional organizations and advisory boards and has received national recognition for her articles and speeches on technology, social media, project management, government transparency, innovation, cybersecurity and more. For more information about Lea, please connect with her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/leadeesing.
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