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Posted January 28, 2021

Francis Suarez, the crypto-friendly mayor of Miami, has hired a Chief Technology Officer for the city.
Suarez’s pick is Saif Ishoof, the vice president of engagement for Florida International University.
It’s part of Suarez’s bid to get tech companies to come to Miami.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said this morning that he's hired the city’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer. The move appears to be part of Suarez’s larger effort to turn Miami into a hub for tech entrepreneurs and companies, including crypto startups.

Saif Ishoof, Suarez’s pick for the job, is a Miami-based lawyer, and the current vice president of engagement at Florida International University.

Suarez made the announcement Monday morning on Bloomberg’s live news show, Quicktake.

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