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Director of Innovation and Technology/CIO, Long Beach, Calif.
The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the need to address the digital divide in the Los Angeles area. However, it also led to funding and collaboration opportunities for government agencies to combat the issue.
Chief information officers from four Southern California communities offered their experiences rolling out smart city efforts. While some offered an optimistic view, others tempered their comments with caution.
Lea Eriksen discusses the challenges, priorities she faces in the new role and how her background in government budget and finance is helping.
Lea Eriksen will start work in the position as of June 23, bringing 20 years of local government experience to the role.