Thomas (Tom) Sorley

Thomas (Tom) Sorley
Deputy CIO and Deputy Director, IT Public Safety, Houston Information Technology Services, City of Houston

Last Updated: 10/17/2017

Executive Summary

Sorley is the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director, Public Safety, for the city of Houston, the largest city in the state of Texas. A nationally recognized leader in public safety communications, he assumed the positions in December 2006 and works in the Houston Information Technology Services (HITS) department. Pr

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Sorley is a nationally recognized leader in public safety communications and has won several national awards for his leadership.
  • Sorley has served as Executive Council Representative for the Association of Public Safety Communi

Current Focus

  • Department Snapshot: The Houston Information Technology Services (HITS) department provides enterprise IT services for the city of Houston. These services include voice and network, cyber-security, email and communicati

Key Challenges

  • Health IT and Harvey: "Digitizing the world's medical records was supposed to make doctors' lives easier and patients' lives longer," Wired observed in September 2017. "But unlike banking and

Biographical Highlights

  • Sorley attended the University of Central Florida.
  • He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Professional Management and an MBA, both from Nova Southeastern University.

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Former Vice Chair, Public Safety Advisory Committee, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)
  • Chair, Technology Committee, National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC)

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