At the NASCIO Annual conference in Minneapolis, Arkansas CTO Jonathan Askins echoed the sentiments of his peers in his cautious optimism about AI in government and said they won’t have a second chance to get it right.
Arkansas Chief Technology Officer Jonathan Askins wants to evolve the state’s current cybersecurity practices from react-and-respond mode to more of a risk management strategy.
In his first year as Arkansas chief technology officer, Jonathan Askins brings his private-sector background to bear on state IT modernization, broadband and where the state stands in its ongoing data work.
Jonathan Askins has been named director of the Division of Information Services within the Department of Transformation and Shared Services. He replaces Yessica Jones, who left for an opportunity in the private sector.