Director of Innovation and Technology, City of Sioux Falls
Mike Grigsby oversees innovation, the Geographic Information Systems division, information technology, and communications and marketing for the city of Sioux Falls. Grigsby’s background includes experience in the military, law enforcement, municipal government and the private sector. He joins the city from Cisco, where he served as an engagement leader in its Smart+Connected Communities practice for North America. As part of a global team, Grigsby worked with municipalities and communities to develop smart city strategies and digital solutions.
Before joining Cisco, he served the city of Kansas City, Mo., as commander of the information services division for the Kansas City Police Department and as chief information officer for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. In those roles, he oversaw the organizations’ technology efforts and was critical in developing and implementing innovation strategies.
While with the city of Kansas City, Grigsby was appointed by the mayor to the Smart City Advisory Board, which provided strategic oversight for all of Kansas City’s Smart City projects.
Iain Gillott, the founder and president of iGR, is an acknowledged wireless and mobile industry authority and an accomplished presenter. Mr. Gillott has been involved in the wireless industry, as both a vendor and analyst, for more than 22 years. iGR was founded in 2000 in order to provide in-depth market analysis and data focused exclusively on the wireless and mobile industry. In recent years, research has expanded to cover broadband telecom services to the home, as homes and businesses have become more connected.
Before founding iGR, Mr. Gillott was a Group Vice President in IDC’s Telecommunications practice, managing IDC’s worldwide research on wireless and mobile communications and Internet access, telecom brands, residential and small business telecommunications and telecom billing services. Mr. Gillott has a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University College of North Wales, Bangor, Wales, with a concentration in hardware and software design.