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Sarkis Metspakyan
Infrastructure & Cloud Services Manager

Sarkis Metzpakyan is the Infrastructure and Cloud Services Manager and has over 12 years of experience with the City of Santa Monica. He has worked for private companies, including Bell Labs and Phillips Electronics, and the City of Los Angeles prior to joining the City of Santa Monica. He manages the strategic planning, design, installation, maintenance and repair of the fiber optic and wireless networks, computer and network hardware, software systems, business data security and access control, telecommunications equipment, call processing and voicemail systems, and voice and data switches. Sarkis also oversees the operations of all data center facilities and all voice/data communications rooms.

Behrang Abadi, PMP
Digital Transformation & Development Manager

Behrang Abadi has held the role of Digital Transformation & Development Manager with the City of Santa Monica since 2012.  Behrang holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from National University, and graduated with honors from Pepperdine University with a Master's degree in Management and Leadership.  Behrang is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute, as well as a Certified ScrumMaster through the Scrum Alliance.  Behrang has over 14 years of web development experience, with heavy emphasis in user centered design and user experience.  Prior to joining Santa Monica, Behrang worked for the City of Glendale, CA for 19 years where he held a management position overseeing web and applications development, enterprise content management, and service desk operations.

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