Innovation and Technology Director
Sedrick Cole joined the City of Missouri City in 2013 and currently serves in the capacity of Director of Innovation and Technology bringing in more than seventeen years of IT Management and Operations experience. He is responsible for providing the City’s technology vision and leadership and for overseeing all of the programs, projects, initiatives and functional operations of the Technology and Innovation Department. His team effectively manages all network infrastructures, computer platforms, mobile devices, enterprise applications and services, development initiatives and technical training; while exploring innovative and efficient processes and solutions in support of the City’s strategic initiatives.
Prior to joining the City of Missouri City in November 2013, Cole was the Senior Information Technology Director for Enventure Global Technology, a major oil and gas service company. His accomplishments there included building their IT department from the ground-up by overseeing all technical functions including staffing; training; vendor negotiations; hardware, software, and equipment procurement; and installing and upgrading all systems and networks. Also, he ensured optimal performance of global business-critical networks and oversaw a diverse staff, equipment maintenance, database, internet sites, user applications, product configuration, and testing and deployment. Cole established IT Department policies and procedures as well as design and conduct training for users on new systems and enhanced features.
Sedrick Cole also has experience as a Procurement, Helpdesk, and Desktop Services Coordinator where he was promoted rapidly through a series of increasingly responsible IT management and support roles. He worked cross-functionally with business areas and strategic leaders to determine plans regarding upgrades, implementations, migrations, and deployments and also was directly responsible for on-site staff and off-shore support personnel, located in Norway, Dubai, Aberdeen, China, Saudi Arabia, India, Argentina, the UK, and other global regions. Cole geographically distributed a team responsible for IT infrastructure, security, procurement, governance, and regulatory compliance, for hundreds of users, across multiple international sites and provided support for existing systems, ensuring top-quality performance and uptime.
He also has experience as the Director of Information Technology for companies in the oil and gas, private equity and manufacturing sectors. His diverse technical background includes application development, technical support, database management, software testing, data integration and analysis, and over 20 years of experience in Information Technology
Cole holds a BS in computer science and electrical engineering from Jackson State University. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional.