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Former Denver CIO David Edinger Tapped to Lead Colorado IT

David Edinger, former CIO for the city and county of Denver, has been tapped to lead the Colorado Office of Information Technology; this comes after Denver named Suma Nallapati, former Colorado IT chief, as its CIO.

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis today announced that David Edinger has been tapped to lead the state Office of Information Technology (OIT).

Edinger recently stepped down from his position as CIO for the city and county of Denver and was replaced by Suma Nallapati, who had formerly served as state CIO until November 2018.

Edinger’s first day as state CIO will be Nov. 20. He takes over for Anthony Neal-Graves, who announced plans earlier this year to step down from the position Dec. 1. Neal-Graves has led OIT since 2020.

“With so many challenges and opportunities in both government and technology, there isn’t a more exciting place to be,” said David Edinger in the announcement. “I can’t wait to lean into the employee-led transformation already underway at OIT.”

During his tenure with the state, Neal-Graves helped improve digital services for Coloradoans with the myColorado app and the ServiceHub IT portal, launching a visual interpreting service for constituents who are blind or have low vision and expanding broadband access.

Now, Edinger is slated to continue building on the work of Neal-Graves, bringing with him a wealth of expertise from his time with the city and county of Denver.

Edinger started working with the local government in 2008, and has served in a variety of capacities. This included working in public safety operations and serving as chief performance officer, where he created Peak Performance.

Edinger was appointed to serve as Denver CIO in 2018, and in the time since then, he helped to virtualize workforce operations during the pandemic and improve the city performance across departments using technology. Prior to this time in public service, Edinger founded a private equity startup called Broadwing LLC.