Member Spotlight: Herman Brown Of The San Francisco District Attorney's Office

10 Things That Might Surprise You About The CIO Of The SF DA's Office

Steven Lerner

Herman Brown is the chief information officer for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Having just wrapped up his second year in the role, Brown is currently focused on an office relocation. He recently took the time to answer a few questions for Enterprise Mobility Exchange's Member Spotlight.

1. Android or iOS ? iOS.

2. What is the best technology ever invented? Streaming service.

3. If I could be anything I would be:A “type cast” actor. Meaning I would like a reoccurring role in the "James Bond" series (Felix Leiter), "Star Wars" series (Lando Calrissian), and Marvel movies, like Stan Lee.

4. If I could travel in time, it would be to the year _____ because: I would go back to the early 90’s to see Michael Jackson in concert; I would also relive the tech explosion because I would be old enough to know better, yet young enough to party all night and walk it off the next day.

5. The most enjoyable part of my job is: The mission we serve in supporting the community. We have several outreach programs and services that we provide to the community to assist victims of crime, as well as crime prevention. There is little more satisfying than seeing a solution my team has implemented to assist our ADAs, advocates, and staff in saving a life or reuniting family members.

6. The fad or trend I hope comes back: B-Boy/Hip-Hop with parachute pants, Kangos, sweat suits with the shell toe Adidas.

7. What is your most irrational fear? SHARKS! To the point when I am in a swimming pool, I am checking for false walls to ensure that someone cannot let a shark into the pool. To help get over this “irrational” fear, I decided to become certified as a scuba diver.

8. If I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be: Mac and Cheese. So many options with mac and cheese to spruce it up! Mac and Cheese with bacon bits, baked mac and cheese (casserole); mac and cheese and broccoli…face it, it's pasta with cheese sauce, so your imagination is the limit.

9. Last book I read: Not really a book. I have a 17-year-old daughter getting ready to start driving; therefore, we have been reading the DMV manual together every night after dinner. The saddest part of this story is that I am more motivated than she is for her to get a driver's license.

10. Oldest gadget I still use: Boombox. I have an old school radio with a cassette deck upgraded with USB and input port.

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