Nacapuy, whose stint as the state’s top technology executive began back in 2015, told local media that he will be assisting with the transition to a new IT leader before ultimately returning to the private sector.
Hawaii CIO Todd Nacapuy will leave his position at the start of next year.
Nacapuy, who announced his upcoming departure Wednesday via press release, will help with a transition to his replacement before departing state government and making a return to the private sector.
Nacapuy served in the role since 2014, leading several major tech projects for Hawaii, including continued development of Hawaii’s Web portal, support for the state’s civic tech ecosystem, and the creation of the Hawaii Department Dashboard, which provides an overview of work in 16 state departments and was recently awarded a digital innovation award.
In the 2018 Center for Digital Government* Digital States Survey, Hawaii received a grade of B+, and Nacapuy was lauded for his efforts to work with the state Legislature on establishing policies and best practices.
“It has been a tremendous honor serving the State of Hawaii as its CIO. I thank the employees at the Office of Enterprise Technology Services for their hard work and dedication,” Nacapuy said in the press release. “Together, we made meaningful progress toward Gov. David Ige’s vision of modernizing the State’s systems.”
It was unclear from the press release exactly where in the private sector Nacapuy will be headed; a previous non-government stint was spent with Microsoft.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige has not yet named a replacement.
*The Center for Digital Government is part of e.Republic, Government Technology's parent company.