Stuart R. Davis, State Chief Information Officer / Assistant Director, Office of Information Technology, Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Stu Davis serves as the State CIO and assistant director for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Office of Information Technology (OIT). He has a varied background in IT leadership and management, including infrastructure, enterprise shared services and spatial technologies. Prior to his appointment as state CIO, he served as the state chief operating officer and deputy director of the Infrastructure Services Division within DAS/OIT.
Davis' private and public sector career spans 34 years focused on IT/GIS initiatives for state and local government. He is a past president of the National States Geographic Information Council and a four-year member of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. He currently serves as NASCIO Vice President.
Tony Encinias, Deputy Secretary for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tony Encinias was appointed deputy secretary for Information Technology/CIO for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on December 29, 2012. Prior to his appointment, he served as the CTO for the Commonwealth.
Encinias is a retired United States naval officer, with over 20 years experience in information technology management with the Department of Defense and state government. During his distinguished military career, he served as the Relational Supply Application Program manager for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and as the deputy director for Innovation in the eBusiness Operations Office for the Department of the Navy, Chief Information Officer. In his final military assignment, he served dual roles as the SAS 70 Program director with the Defense Information Systems Agency and as the executive officer of the Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Mechanicsburg.
Encinias earned a Master's degree in Information Technology Management from the United States Naval Postgraduate School, a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from the University of Colorado, a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University and the Federal CIO Certification through Carnegie Mellon University.
James M. Fowler, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Kentucky
On June 1, 2013, Fowler was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear as CIO for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In this capacity, he is the principal advisor to the Commonwealth on IT policy and is responsible for the Commonwealth's IT strategic plan and IT policies. He is a member of the Governor's Executive Cabinet and serves as the functional head of the Commonwealth Office of Technology.
Prior to joining the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Fowler was deputy commissioner for Information Technology & Telecommunications for the City of New York. He led the implementation of multi-functional shared services, consolidation of the city's data centers and delivery of mobile and other innovative technology solutions to improve government productivity.
Fowler's public sector background includes serving as the CIO of the Chicago Transit Authority and vice president of Technology & Information Services for the New York City Transit Authority. Prior to entering public service, he spent over 25 years in the heavy manufacturing industry, including 6 years as the CIO for York International Corporation and 17 years as a director of Information Systems & Services at Navistar International Truck & Engine Company.
William S. Kehoe, Chief Information Officer, King County, WA / Department Director, King County Information Technology
William (Bill) Kehoe has served as CIO for King County, Washington and the Department Director of King County Information Technology (KCIT) since August 2010. He is responsible for a department of approximately 450 information technology professionals in KCIT with an operating budget of $76M and has responsibility for and chairs the IT Governance and Project Oversight committees in King County.
Completed initiatives include: the consolidation of the Executive Branch IT staff and budget into KCIT in July 2011, help desk consolidation of multiple executive help desks to a single King County help desk, the full implementation of an IT service catalog and associated rates and the implementation of the 2013-2014 KCIT budget solely on customer demand and revenue associated with the external customer services and rates.
Technology initiatives started under Kehoe's leadership include: enterprise architecture, portfolio management, expansion of eGov services, standardized contracts, unified communications using Microsoft Lync, mainframe migration, application and network infrastructure modernization, data center consolidation and the development of a hybrid cloud development strategy including Microsoft Office 365 for SharePoint and email services.
Craig P. Orgeron, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services / Chief Information Officer, State of Mississippi
Dr. Orgeron has over 24 years of information technology experience in both the private sector and the federal and state level of the public sector. Dr. Orgeron began his career as a communications-computer systems officer in the U.S. Air Force.
He serves as the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services and CIO for the State of Mississippi. In this role, Dr. Orgeron provides statewide leadership in the provision of services that facilitate cost-effective information processing and telecommunication solutions for agencies and institutions. He has participated in numerous government information technology task forces and committees, such as the Mississippi Broadband Task Force, the Digital Signature Committee, the Electronic Government Task Force and the Governor's Commission on Digital Government, which led to the implementation of the enterprise electronic government in Mississippi. Dr. Orgeron holds a bachelor's degree in MIS, a master's degree and doctorate in public policy and administration from Mississippi State University. He is a certified public manager and a graduate of the Senator John C. Stennis State Executive Development Institute, as well as the Institute on International Digital Government Research and the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Series, Leadership for a Networked World.
Steve Reneker, General Manager, Information Technology Agency / Chief Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles, CA
Steve Reneker is the general manager for the Information Technology Agency and CTO for the City of Los Angeles, CA. Prior to L.A., he served as chief innovation officer for the City of Riverside, CA and executive director for SmartRiverside, a non-profit organization since 2005. The City of Riverside was recognized in 2012 as the Most Intelligent Community in the World by the Intelligent Community Forum. Prior to Riverside, Reneker worked for Dell in business development. He has worked in IT for over 30 years, including CIO roles at the County of Riverside, CA, City of Aurora, CO and the Eastern Municipal Water District.
Christopher D. Tonjes, Chief Technology Officer, City of Baltimore, MD
A native of New York City, Chris Tonjes has over 20 years of IT experience, including working in finance, wireless communications and government. He has a broad-based background supporting mainframe applications, middleware, web and mobile applications and large-scale enterprise resource planning projects. Tonjes has served as the director of the Mayor's Office of Information Technology and CIO since July 2012.
From 2003 to 2012, Tonjes held a variety of technology leadership positions for the District of Columbia government, most recently serving as the CIO for the DC Public Library. Under his leadership, the library developed the first iPhone, BlackBerry and Facebook apps for library users. Tonjes was instrumental in helping the district government receive $2.4 million in ARRA broadband technology opportunity program grants.
Tonjes was also a key leader on a variety of district government IT projects, including the citizens service request portal, online public space permitting, PeopleSoft benefits administration and time keeping and others.
Prior to joining the district government, Tonjes was a technology consultant for a variety of clients, including Freddie Mac, Deutsche Bank, Prudential Insurance, IBM, LCC International and Systematics (now Fidelity National Information Systems). He is a graduate of Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School and SUNY Potsdam.