July 23

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The state of Ohio spends more than $2.2 billion annually on IT. During this live teleconference with State CIO Ervan Rogers, he will share details on the priorities, opportunities, spending and procurement process shaping Ohio’s gov tech market. Attendees will also get the chance to ask him questions — and get answers — LIVE!

During the hour, we will:

  • Dive into the state’s IT budget and spending breakdown
  • Provide an overview of agency priorities   
  • Reveal upcoming opportunities and what to expect in the future
  • Explain the procurement process and share tips for vendors 
  • Answer your most pressing questions

Hosted by Teri Takai, Executive Director for the Center for Digital Government, this teleconference provides market intelligence to help align your marketing and sales strategies with the state’s priorities.


Teri Takai

Teri Takai — Host

Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Teri Takai is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. She worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years in global application development and information technology strategic planning. From Ford, she moved to EDS in support of General Motors.

A long-time interest in public service led her to the government sector, first as CIO of the State of Michigan, then as CIO of the State of California, and subsequently the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense, the first woman appointed to this role. She then served as the CIO for Meridian Health Plan. She is a member of several industry advisory boards.

Teri has won numerous awards including Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year, CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame, Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, the Women in Defense Excellence in Leadership Award, and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

Ervan Rodgers

Ervan Rodgers

Chief Information Officer, State of Ohio

Prior to his appointment as State CIO/Assistant Director, Ervan Rodgers served as the CIO at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office where he focused on developing IT strategies to help better serve and protect Ohioans. Ervan has experience providing IT consulting to global Fortune 100 companies and a successful track record of leading teams and leveraging technology to position companies for growth. This includes hands-on experience with digitizing core business processes, e-business, developing value-added solutions, change management, and mentoring management teams. He served on the board of directors for Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program, an organization that encourages the creation of digital geographic data of value, HandsOn Central Ohio, a nonprofit resource referral agency, Ohio Attorney General CyberOhio advisory board and the Franklin University Cybersecurity and Public Safety advisory board.