Gary Wachowicz is the
Industry Managing Director in the Worldwide Public Sector division at Microsoft
Corp. Based on Gary’s extensive smart City, Government, technology, and
leadership experience, he is responsible for the Microsoft Government Large &
Regional area which includes Microsoft’s CityNext initiative. He provides
global strategic support to government agencies by enabling these agencies to
deliver on performance and economic development outcomes. Mr. Wachowicz works
with Microsoft partners and their government customers to enable Microsoft
based solutions, either on premise or the cloud, to optimize government agency
operations and citizen services.
Mr. Wachowicz has spent his career enabling intelligence to be infused into the
systems and processes that make the world work—into things no one would
recognize as computers: cars, appliances, roadways, power grids, clothes, even
natural systems such as agriculture and waterways.
Data is being captured today as never before. It reveals
everything from large and systemic patterns—of global markets, workflows,
national infrastructures and natural systems—to the location, temperature,
security and condition of every item in a global supply chain. Gary has partnered with several Local and
Regional Governments to drive innovation by combining agency & external
information (i.e. utilities, social medial, etc.) to improve city revenues,
lower costs, and improve services.
Prior to joining the Microsoft team, Mr. Wachowicz
was part of IBM and the Smarter Cities team, where he was responsible for the Pacific
Region. Mr. Wachowicz has a strong
technical, data management, business intelligence, and business process
background. This experience and
knowledge has been applied to create innovative solutions which improve economic
and service outcomes and for Towns, Cities, and Regional Governments. “I get great satisfaction driving local and
regional government outcomes while improving the environment.”
Mr. Wachowicz has
been involved with the Washington Special Olympics since 2006 and is active in
various local charities and K12 development.
Gary is a graduate of the Saint Mary’s College of California and resides
in the Seattle Washington area.
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