Bio: As the CDO for the City of San Diego, working in the Performance & Analytics Department, Maksim strives to bring the necessary components together to allow the City's residents to benefit from a more efficient, agile government that is as innovative as the community around it. He has been solving complex problems with technology for nearly a decade. He spent 2014 working as a Code For America fellow in Puerto Rico with a focus on economic development. His team delivered a product called PrimerPeso that provides business owners and residents a tool to search, and apply for, government programs for which they may be eligible. Before moving to California, Maksim was a Solutions Architect at Promet Source in Chicago where he built large web applications and designed complex integrations. He shaped workflow, configuration management and continuous integration processes, while leading and training international development teams. Before his work at Promet, he was a software engineer at AllPlayers, who was instrumental in the design and architecture of the company’s APIs as well as development and documentation of supporting client libraries in various languages. Maksim graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor of science degree in information systems and from Linköping University, Sweden, with a bachelor of science degree in international business.