Hawaii Rounds Out Its Tech Leadership Team

Three new tech officials — Michael Otsuji, Jim Miwa and Mark Choi — have been appointed to Hawaii's IT leadership team.

by / June 24, 2015

Hawaii CIO Todd Nacapuy announced on June 23 the appointment of three new IT officials to build up tech leadership in the state's Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) and Department of Accounting and General Services’ Information and Communication Services Division (ICSD). Nacapuy named Michael Otsuji as the state's IT development officer, Jim Miwa as IT operations officer and Mark Choi as OIMT’s business architect.

“Mike, Jim and Mark offer decades of experience in IT infrastructure, program management and operations, which are essential to our strategy that focuses on people first, followed by the process and then technology,” Nacapuy stated in a press release. “Their well-rounded knowledge, leadership and innovation will help guide our team as we introduce service-oriented IT infrastructure and applications across the state enterprise for the benefit of employees and the public.”

Otsuji, who joined the organization in June, owns and operates BDI, a network infrastructure and computer maintenance company, and has more than 30 years of experience in IT.

Miwa, who will begin July 6, has served as senior manager of IS production services support for the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) and director of systems engineering at Total Resource Management, where he worked with the Hawaii Departments of Education and Transportation, and the city and county of Honolulu.

Choi, who will join July 1, served as HMSA’s infrastructure engineer since 2010, and before that worked as senior systems solution architect for Aloha Technical Solutions and network operations manager for Central Pacific Bank.