Lori BushMayor Pro Tem at Town of Cary; Technical Lead at [email protected]

Lori Bush is a geek. And proud of it. As Mayor Pro Tem on the Town Council of Cary, NC, she is a technology advocate and a self-professed "gadget-girl," with an insatiable curiosity for combining technology and public good. She has championed technology adoption in Cary through the Technology Task Force and the Town's Open Data program and Smart Cities expansion, while also working full-time at Cisco Systems where she creates solutions for learning and education, training the next generation of Network Engineers. Lori also continues to have a passion for ensuring the cyber-safety and security of students and schools, teaching internet safety classes to parents and kids, while stalking their social media accounts to help them stay safe online. She has served on many non-profit organizations including the National Institute of Urban Search and Rescue, the Greater Carolinas Multiple Sclerosis Society, the NC State Hunt Library Advisory Board and the National Cyber Security Alliance. Her spare time is spent with her husband and two children (one a Tar Heel graduate living in NYC, the other attending Emerson College). You may see Lori out on the road in her "Elf" as an avid cyclist, or dancing away at Jazzercise.