Public Administration @
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Technology Leader focused on making a difference.
Chief Information Officer @ I oversee the city's Department of Information Technology, responsible for technology strategy and support while ensuring a safe and reliable computing experience for those who use the city's services. My goal is to leverage technology to further improve city services. From November 2012 to Present (3 years)
Technology Leader focused on making a difference.
Chief Information Officer @ I oversee the city's Department of Information Technology, responsible for technology strategy and support while ensuring a safe and reliable computing experience for those who use the city's services. My goal is to leverage technology to further improve city services. From November 2012 to Present (3 years) Chief Information Officer @ Clark County is home to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, heart of the Entertainment Capital of the World and site of 14 of the nation's 15 largest hotels. In addition to hosting more than 38 million tourists annually, Clark County is the 14th largest county in the nation with nearly 2 million residents. It provides regional, urban, and town services to the community. As Department Head for the Information Technology Department, I was responsible for technology infrastructure strategy, design, and support at Clark County. This includes departmental operations and services for the best of class IT environment. As CIO, I was responsible for managing application portfolios and associated strategic initiatives for 40 Clark County Departments. I managed an annual operating budget of approximately $42M, with an annual capital budget up to $20M/year. I am currently responsible for the growth and development of 150 staff members. Achievements include improving the IT Department’s Capability Maturity Model’s measures through the use of the ITIL Framework, centralizing technology costs which resulted in $3M annual cost reduction to the General Fund, implementation of a VoIP system resulting in $2.5M annual cost reduction, rebid of multi-function device contract resulting in $1M annual cost reduction, implementation of computing infrastructure currency approach resulting in computing sustainability through economic downturn. From November 2006 to November 2012 (6 years 1 month) Chief Technology Officer @ I was responsible for infrastructure strategy and design, including systems and network engineering, data security, PBX strategy and architecture, and compliance as it relates to technology and IT processes. MGM MIRAGE encompassed a 70,000-employee organization with over 17,000 network users and 800+ servers. Achievements included leading the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 IT Compliance efforts, coordinating the electronic document submission effort for the FTC request associated with MGM MIRAGE’s acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group, leading the disaster recovery planning effort, developing the Information Security Policy, and initiating the new technology strategy for CityCenter. Accomplishments included leading the IT consolidation efforts associated with the merger of MGM Grand Resorts and Mirage Resorts, Inc., and leading the Automation effort to reduce manual operations and increase overall operational efficiency. I also successfully led the creation of the MGM MIRAGE Command Center for centralized monitoring and management of all computer systems for all properties, thereby reducing the staffing required for data center operations, and managed Slot Project 2000, a Steve Wynn initiative to provide video teleconferencing to the slot machine for a more personal experience to the customer (co-inventor on patent 5971271). From September 1995 to November 2006 (11 years 3 months) Information Technology Manager @ I managed the regional computing support staff and the data-entry staff for the San Francisco Region, and acted in a corporate capacity as a computing consultant for over 50 offices. Responsibilities included communications liaison between offices and corporate computing, workload leveling to provide computing support and programming where needed, and information technology reviews of various offices with recommendations of how to improve the computing environment. I was responsible for strategic planning of computing infrastructure for a 250-person engineering consulting office encompassing 200 IBM-compatible and Macintosh microcomputers, VAX minicomputers and workstations, Intergraph workstations, SUN workstations, laser printers and plotters, and local and wide area networks. As such, I planned for short and long term technological direction and implemented the vision. I was also responsible for the development of policies and procedures related to computing equipment use. Financial planning and analysis of hardware and software cost recovery system for aforementioned environment including management of annual capital spending of approximately $1M and non-capital spending of approximately $1.5M were part of my duties. I developed skills at weighing costs against needs to best meet the technical demands of the individual user or group without sacrificing the financial gain of the company. From September 1985 to September 1995 (10 years 1 month)
Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Science @ Oregon State UniversityPublic Administration @ University of Nevada-Las Vegas Laura Fucci is skilled in: Strategic Planning, Government, Program Management, Leadership, Policy, Disaster Recovery, IT Management, Data Center
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