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City’s director of Information Technology Services recognized as IT leader

SAN ANTONIO, TX.- Hugh Miller, City of San Antonio chief technology officer and director of the Information Technology Services Department, was selected as one of Computerworld’s 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders. The Premier 100 honors 100 IT executives across the country who led their organizations by mentoring and motivating employees; envisioning innovative solutions to business challenges; and effectively managing and executing Information Technology (IT) strategies.

As the City’s chief technology officer, Miller is responsible for providing IT services to all City departments every day of the year. ITSD also provides leadership, vision and support for all technology functions throughout the City organization. He is accountable for a large technology operation which provides technical business services for over 400 City locations with over 300 servers, 7,500 personal computers, all enterprise applications, voice/data networks and more than 10,000 phones.

The department also provides wireless services including WiFi in all public libraries and several City offices, 5,300 radios, 2,000 wireless data terminals and 1,700 cellular phones. In addition, Miller has been involved in renegotiating several of the technology contracts for the City and has saved the City a substantial amount of money through these negotiations.

“I am honored to be a member of this prestigious group of recognized leaders, but you can’t be successful without a strong team. The value of this recognition resides in the leadership of the City and the staff who work hard daily to deliver services to our citizens," said Miller.

This year’s recipients were selected from nearly 800 nominees, who were measured against Computerworld’s IT Leadership Index, a set of characteristics that describes executives who guide the effective use of IT in their organizations, and evaluated by the editors and by a panel of outside judges. The candidates were asked about a range of topics, including their backgrounds, work experiences, special accomplishments and leadership styles.

The 2008 Honorees will be recognized at Computerworld’s upcoming Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference held March 9-11, 2008, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.