New York’s executive deputy CIO discusses the state’s evolving workforce requirements.
Like many states, New York faces challenges recruiting new IT staff. A massive technology consolidation and reorganization, which transferred some 4,000 agency IT employees into the state’s central Office of Information Technology Services, has accelerated the rate of staff retirements. At the same time, technology changes mean that the state IT workforce needs a different set of skills, particularly the ability to understand customer business needs at a deeper level. Mahesh Nattanmai, New York’s executive deputy CIO, talked about the state’s evolving workforce requirements in an interview during Government Technology’s New York Digital Government Summit.