Hello, I’m Greg Chavarria, PMP, CISSP
Transformational Leader | Tech Exec | PM Professional
I work with teams and tech to help organizations grow
I am a digital transformation expert with strong focus on smart cities technology, customer centric agility and sustainability technology strategies across the public-sector space. As an innovator with deep grasp of technology, change management and project management abilities, I have been privileged to work with great teams to deliver smart city and innovative solutions that have improved public safety, process management and improved accountability within municipal governments.
I currently serve the dual role of Assistant City Manager and Chief Information Officer for the City of Hallandale Beach, a beach side municipality in South Florida. Some of the notable smart city projects I have realized include the implementation of smart surveillance detection systems, smart lighting systems within public facilities, mobile apps to increase public engagement and smart metering for water utilities. Innovation, smart cities and digital transformation strategies for constituents are my passion. I hold a dual Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Miami, a Master’s in Information Systems from Florida International University, and am currently pursuing my Doctoral degree in Psychology focusing on industrial organizational management. I look forward to facilitating progress, opportunities and innovation.
Over the years, I have participated in various knowledge sharing talks and discussions for purposes of promoting the profession. This is a small clip I did in 2015 that discussed some of the lessons learned from migrating to the cloud.
I also share small videos to share best practices for leadership and project management. Click below for more.
Innovation is my passion
Fostering teamwork and collaboration...
has allowed me to deliver some of the greatest projects ever. I have been able to develop solutions that have improved the performance, cost efficiency, reliability, and scale-ability of technology services.
The improvements have resulted in greater level of technology adoption and integration of business processes.
The infographic to the left denotes the enterprise level projects that I have successfully achieved through sponsorship, sound project management practices and teamwork contributions.
Developing teams is my passion
This is a picture of a team that worked together to make the impossible happen. Upon being assigned to lead the finance department, as interim CFO, the work loads were uneven, morale needed to be improved, and success was far from sight.
Investing time with each resource to understand concerns, prioritizing tasks for each role, the department was able to adjust and pulled through. They began to believe in themselves and we were able to achieve greatness. The team was so enthusiastic about their team work approach that they won most spirited Department at the Annual Employee banquet. I was honored to serve as their Director for 4 months and be called "Superman".