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Brian Dillard
Chief Innovation Officer at City of San Antonio


Brian Dillard is currently the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Antonio. He began his career in public service in 2018 as the Smart City Administrator for the City of San Antonio. Prior to joining the local government sector, Brian was a Cybersecurity consultant in the private sector working with Shell Oil, Chevron Oil, Lockheed Martin, and Delta Risk Inc. Brian began his career as a member of the United States Air Force where he served ten-year Active Duty as a Cybersecurity Operations Specialist.

Brian is a third-generation Eastside San Antonio native. Upon returning to San Antonio toward the end of his military career, Brian became a neighborhood advocate and community leader. Brian is the former President of the Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association and has served as a Board Member for VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Ella Austin Community Center, the San Antonio Centro Partnership, and the Martinez Street Women’s Center. Brian is an alumnus of Leadership San Antonio (LSA43), Leadership SAISD, and the San Antonio New Leaders Council.

Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and currently resides in Dignowity hill with his wife, Francesca, and their dog Pepper.

Agenda Sessions

  • The Smart City living lab and the re-invention sustainable urban living – Brooks case study