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Colorado Tech Office Plucks New COO from Private Sector

The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology on Monday announced the appointment of Sridevi Ramaswamy as chief operations officer. She has more than two decades’ private-sector experience and this is her first government role.

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Headshot of Sri Ramaswamy, COO for Colorado OIT
Headshot of Sri Ramaswamy, COO for Colorado OIT
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The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has a new chief operations officer (COO) in Sridevi (Sri) Ramaswamy, it said in an announcement Monday.

Ramaswamy will lead the creation and implementation of enterprise strategy to help the office ensure it gives its customers — other state departments and agencies — maximum value. This is her first public-sector role.

“I am excited to be part of the team that helps tech-enabled government services reach every Coloradan and look forward to collaborating with state agencies to ensure we deliver maximum value to them,” Ramaswamy said in the announcement.

She brings more than two decades of private-sector experience in the U.S., India and Singapore to her new job at OIT. She was most recently Uber’s global head of service experience during more than seven years at the company. Her earlier positions included time in Singapore as an independent consultant, managing small and medium-sized enterprise and startup clients there and in India, and leading the Singapore office of oil and gas information services company 1Derrick, according to LinkedIn.

A Colorado resident since 2019, Ramaswamy earned a master’s degree in computer applications from Madurai Kamaraj University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from KJ Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, both in India.

“I am thrilled she has chosen to bring her talents to the public sector,” state CIO and OIT Executive Director David Edinger said in the announcement.

The last person to hold the COO role for OIT was Anthony Neal-Graves, who served as COO until November 2020, when he became CIO and executive director, Colorado OIT Digital Communications Manager Fred Bauters said via email. Following this shift, Neal-Graves tapped Julia Richman to move from her chief strategy officer position into the role of deputy executive director, and no COO was specified at that time.

OIT has been under Edinger’s leadership since his November appointment to the role. He is prioritizing staff empowerment, as he told Government Technology late last year: “I will just say I am confident that investing in people and unlocking their potential is the way we will get there.”
Julia Edinger is a staff writer for Government Technology. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Toledo and has since worked in publishing and media. She's currently located in Southern California.