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Speakers

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Michael Knuppel

Michael Knuppel

Chief Data Officer, Montgomery County Government

Over 28 years of experience in the delivery of cost-effective, high-performance information technology infrastructures and applications addressing solutions to complex business environments. Extensive qualifications in all facets of project life cycle, from initial feasibility analysis and conceptual design through documentation, implementation, user training, and enhancement.

Strong international background with a proven ability to build and manage creative, highly energized, focused teams. A resourceful decision-maker who combines strong leadership and organizational skills with the ability to direct high-level business affairs. Emphasis on maximizing personnel and financial resources while focusing on the tactical execution of successful global business development projects.

Currently detailed as the functional and technical program director for the Public Safety Systems Modernization Program (PSSM). Direct and manage senior level employees representing multiple departments. Overall responsibility for the strategic direction, planning, budgeting, procurement, and implementation of the $110M multi-year PSSM program.

The PSSM program includes computer aided dispatch (CAD 911), radio infrastructure, fire station alerting, radio communications, mobile data computers, and law enforcement records management. Chairs regular project team, PSSM Work Group, Executive Steering Committee, and other special interest group meetings. Functions as the primary interface with the appropriate State, Municipalities, Council of Governments, and Federal contacts concerning public safety initiatives.