Vice President of Innovation and Technology Partnerships & Senior Advisor for Tech Talent Development to Mayor Francis Suarez
Antonio Delgado Fornaguera is passionate about creating and providing educational opportunities that change lives. As the Vice President of Innovation and Technology Partnerships and formerly the Dean of Engineering, Technology and Design at Miami Dade College (MDC), one of the largest and most diverse higher education institutions in the United States, he has focused on realizing MDC’s ethos as an equalizer of opportunity. At MDC, he has developed strategic partnerships and cutting-edge programs to harness the immense potential of MDC students and the community at large through exposure to emerging technologies, ensuring MDC’s role at the frontier of innovation and solutions to our society’s most pressing challenges.
Antonio has fostered strong connections with key industry partners such as Amazon, Tesla, IBM, Microsoft, SoftBank, Intel and Google; and launched the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, the Cloud Computing Center and the Electric Vehicle Training Center at MDC. He has helped secure more than $50 million in prestigious grants and other external resources, including grants from the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, Mozilla and Google.org.
Since the onset of his professional career as a researcher in electronic engineering, Antonio has accumulated over 15 years of ascending experience in technology program management and consulting across the United States, Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean, including country manager at one of Latin America’s leading technology companies. He began his tenure at MDC as Program Manager and Lead Instructor for the McKinsey Social Initiative, and subsequently became Program Manager of Technology Programs for The Idea Center. Antonio currently serves on the STEM Advisory Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the Advisory Board of South Florida Tech Hub, the Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s Technology Committee and the AWS Educate Cloud Associate Degree Executive Committee.
He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Tecnológica de La Habana (CUJAE) in Havana, Cuba, and a Master of Science in Computer Networks from the University of Westminster in London, UK.
Areas of Expertise
- Emerging technologies
- Talent development
- Tech partnerships