As chief information officers at all levels of government take a wider, more enterprise look at their role than in the past, it is becoming increasingly important that they are more than just tech-savvy.
At the state, county and city levels there has been an influx of chief information officers who are new to either their positions or government itself. They offer insight into what they’re working on and what’s ahead.
Chief Information Officer Craig Hopkins on what drew him to government work, reshaping San Antonio’s IT culture and how he works strategically with the chief innovation officer to align the city’s goals.
Who are the people leading technology in state government? What career paths do they come from? How long do they stay in position? We gathered data for 206 state CIO terms going back to 1994 to find out.
In a survey of state and local government tech executives, CIOs weigh in on the key issues they’re grappling with, how they’re handling them and what technologies will impact their operations in the future.
As a new class of state chief information officers takes the reins of IT across state and local government, they increasingly need to adopt a different set of leadership skills than their predecessors.
Some state and local governments are moving to ban increasingly popular cashless retail stores, citing equity issues, but there are steps policymakers can take to increase access to non-cash payment options.
Public-sector social media professionals are using Facebook’s Groups feature to generate increased reach and organic conversation that’s not always achievable on the platform with a simple government page.
Plus, artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies may help doctors diagnose and treat patients suffering from glaucoma, and the number of smartphones in the world surpasses the human population.