Hiep Nguyen

Smart City Officer

City of Winter Haven, FL

Hiep Nguyen serves the City of Winter Haven as its Smart City Officer as it endeavors to become a smart, progressive, thriving municipality as part of larger vibrant community in Polk County, Florida.  He has been with the City for over 20 years, and has been implementing "smart city" projects throughout his career with the City.  Notably, he created a dark fiber enterprise fiber with 50+ miles of underground fiber conduit; established an award-winning internship program, using it to successfully recruit, attract, train and develop talent from the local community; and championed to create a smart ideation platform, called Bright Ideas, to nurture the entrepreneurial mindset within city government.  He holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Sociology at the University of California, Riverside.