Louis A. Noriega

President, Automated Port Solutions

Former CIO, Port of Miami


Louis Noriega’s information technology career spans over 34 years of experience, with the last three years as President of Automated Port Solutions (APS) which provides Management Consulting, Operational, Physical Security and Technology Planning and Design services to critical infrastructure facilities throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. Louis previously the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Port Miami for 14 years, where he was for responsible for strategic planning, project viability assessments, project management, systems design, operations and application development.  He is past chair of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Information Technology Committee and has served as a member of the Florida Ports Council Security Committee, Florida Uniform Port Access Credential Committee and has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and seminars throughout the United States and the Caribbean.     

As a senior technology executive he was able to effectively assemble and work with technical teams to achieve targeted objectives and develop relationships with executives organization-wide to balance strategic plans and technology innovation with tactical business goals.  As a result of his efforts, the Port of Miami has won many national awards for its successful implementation of innovative leading edge integrated systems, and is known as one of the most technologically advanced Landlord Ports throughout the Western Hemisphere. He is most proud of being honored as the 2010 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Technology Leader of the Year Award.

Prior to joining the Port of Miami, Mr. Noriega was recruited and made an integral part of the University of Miami’s Long Range Information Systems Plan that was developed to determine the administrative information needs of the University.  This coupled with the development of strategies required to meet those needs, and the economic impact of implementing those strategies made him a leader early on in the field. His career has also included many engagements where he has served as a consultant to business when they have embarked on implementing new application systems.  His years of experience in the industry have allowed him to see technology evolve from its infancy to today’s multi-faceted multi-tier structure which supports a wide range of security and business needs.  Mr. Noriega’s experience has provided him with a unique perspective regarding applied technologies in the field of Operations, Physical Security, Emergency Management and the successful integration of operational, security and business applications.