Michele Hovet

Michele brings over 25 years of public sector technology and banking leadership to SAP serving as Vice President of North America Industry Advisory. Her experience includes strategic technology transformations that provide customers with the ability to engage and serve and delight their constituents. Michele’s experience includes serving as Director of Digital Strategy for Salesforce, Innovation Director for KSM Consulting, Industry Value Advisor for SAP, Deputy City Manager and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Arvada, Colorado. As Arvada CIO and through empowering staff, the City of Arvada was recognized year-after-year as a top ten digital city. Michele was named a Top 25 Doer Dreamer and Driver by GovTech Magazine and was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for Local Innovation. Michele has visited 43 out of the 50 US state capitals and plans to get to all 50. She earned a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration from Fort Lewis College with undergraduate studies in Mathematics at Colorado State University.  When not working Michele enjoys time with family and riding her horses.