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Alex Hepp
Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

City of Hopkins

St. Paul, MN USA

"I see success stories [in cybersecurity] come out over and over and over. People are bettering their lives and that’s what keeps me going."

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Day In The Life

Chief Information Officer

I lead IT innovation and cybersecurity education, shaping a secure digital future through mentorship and oversight.


Day In The Life Of A Chief Information Officer And Cybersecurity Professor

My Day to Day

As CIO for the City of Hopkins and a faculty at Metro State University, I dive into the dynamic world of cybersecurity. My role is to ignite passion in students, equipping them for tech careers. From guiding fresh high school graduates to retraining seasoned professionals, I tailor my teachings to meld their past experiences with new cybersecurity skills. The rapid tech evolution keeps the job thrilling, constantly challenging us to stay ahead in safeguarding our digital realm.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Computer Forensics

    Metro State University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    While it was rare to have a computer in the home in the 70s, my dad was able to bring one home from work, so I started developing an interest in computers from a young age.

  • 2.

    In middle school, I gained more experience building computers for a company.

  • 3.

    I went to college to continue pursuing that interest while also looking for a student job in the technology space—I started as a help desk technician and then worked my way up to server administrator.

  • 4.

    I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in computer forensics and a minor in cybersecurity.

  • 5.

    After graduating, I built my career with a steady stream of computer jobs.

  • 6.

    I’m currently working as the chief information officer for the City of Hopkins.

  • 7.

    In addition to my work for the City of Hopkins, I’m also an adjunct professor at Metro State University.