Nina D’Amato

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Chief Information Officer
County of Santa Clara

Nina D’Amato is an esteemed technology executive, currently leading an impressive organization of 950 technologists at the County of Santa Clara - the heart of Silicon Valley. Under her leadership, her team delivers 45 IT services to 25,000 customers, including three public hospitals and 60 business lines, all dedicated to serving the 1.8 million residents of the County. Nina's focus on building a customer-centric culture, fostering a growth mindset, and solving complex problems showcases her commitment to community service through technology.

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Nina D’Amato

Described by colleagues as progressive, driven, innovative, and energetic, Nina is known for her precise and dynamic leadership style, delivering profitable results efficiently and cost-effectively. As the Chief Information Officer since February 2023, she has been instrumental in driving the technological advancements and management strategies that support the County's diverse needs.

Prior to her current role, Nina served as the Associate CIO for Business Services (March 2022 - February 2023) and Director of IT in the Office of the CIO (November 2019 - March 2022) at the same organization. Her journey also includes a significant tenure as the Chief of Staff at the City and County of San Francisco - Department of Technology (March 2016 - November 2019), where she honed her skills in public sector technology leadership.

Before her civic technology leadership, Nina was the Deputy Director of Programs at the Naval Postgraduate School (February 2013 - March 2016). There, she was involved in innovative projects like leading teams on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle autonomous swarms. Additionally, Nina's diverse background includes her experience as a US Congressional Fellow for Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (September 2011 - December 2012) and her role as the Director of the Education Portfolio for the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan (September 2009 - May 2011).

Nina D’Amato's career is a testament to her versatile leadership in technology, her ability to drive change, and her dedication to serving communities through innovative technological solutions. Her journey reflects a deep commitment to public service, underpinned by a profound understanding of how technology can be leveraged to improve lives and communities.

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