Smart City expert

Adam Hecktman

Director, Technology & Civic Innovation Chicago
You may recognize Adam. He's a regular on TV, you can hear him on the radio, he's penned numerous articles and is the co-founder of the Chicago City Data Users Group. But some of Adam's most important work is done behind the scenes in his role as Microsoft's Director of Technology and Civic Engagement for Chicago. Tech giants, universities and government leaders turn to Adam for guidance on all matters technology, and he happily obliges, helping Chicago overcome challenges and capitalizing on new, exciting opportunities.

Prior to his current position, Adam was Director of the Microsoft Technology Center for 22 years. He holds a BS in Commerce and Business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.