Jack Hanagriff

Jack Hanagriff

Law Enforcement Liaison

City of Houston

Jack Hanagriff is a 35-year veteran with the Houston Police Department. For the last nine years he has been on special assignment to the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security where he currently serves as the Coordinator of the Regional Risk Management and Critical Infrastructure Protection Program. In this position, he shepherds the efforts of multi-disciplinary stakeholders across 13 counties in the Houston Region. He has developed an organization and governance structure to identify, catalog, assess, and analyze their assets, leveraging technology, Federal guidance, and the private sector where appropriate.

Jack is the Technology Coordinator for Homeland Security Projects and oversees key initiatives related to data content sharing, situation management, cyber security and edged technology implementation that supports many aspects of public safety. He is project lead for two Technology Sandboxes in Houston pairing emerging technology with public safety and public service needs to create a Smart City Ecosystem. He is co-chair of the Houston UASI Risk Management Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee, and he is strategy lead of the Houston Regional Cyber Security Work group which pursues several projects to identify and assess risks, helping to bridge the gap between cybersecurity and physical security.


The Smart City of the Future Will Be Conscious

Thursday, October 25th
Does a smart city mean faster response times? Can video systems be imbued with intelligence to generate accurate dispatches for police and emergency services? What does a smart city mean for the privacy of individuals? Can a smart city use security and sensor technologies to shape urban planning? How can city leaders deploy IoT for effective municipal management? Our panel of smart city experts will explore these questions and more.