Mark Prohaska is the Technology Manager for NextCity Networks, an affiliate of NextEra Energy. As a former Principal Enterprise Architect, Mr. Prohaska has an extensive background in multiple technical disciplines, including enterprise architecture, cybersecurity, project management, software development, and compliance. At NextCity Networks, he is responsible for managing the technical oversight around vendor services, smart city integrations, ensuring our technical solutions meet customers’ needs, and overall technology strategy. Mr. Prohaska has worked in both the public and private sectors during his 20-year career in information technology, having spent the last 8 years in the energy industry, focused primarily on cybersecurity and telecommunications. He is currently exploring NextCity’s role in bridging the digital divide for underserved and rural communities around the country, either via government grant opportunities or viable business models. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida and also holds a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Intelligence from the University of South Florida.