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North Carolina CIO Eric Boyette to Serve as NASCIO President

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers announced that Boyette will be serving as the organization's president for the '19-'20 program year during its annual conference in Nashville, Tenn., this week.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has elected Eric Boyette, CIO of North Carolina, as the organization’s president for the 2019-2020 program year.

Boyette succeeds Delaware CIO James Collins in the position. As president of NASCIO’s governing body, Boyette will approve the organization’s budget, business workplan and strategic planning, according to a press release announcing the change in command.

Previously, Boyette served as the organization’s treasurer. Tennessee CIO Stephanie Dedmon and Idaho CIO Greg Zickau also joined the executive committee as new directors, the release states.

“The information technology landscape has changed, and we, as chief information officers, must be innovative and forward-thinking — especially with cybersecurity,” Boyette said in a prepared statement from the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (DIT). “Collaboration and partnerships are critical in addressing and embracing the challenges and opportunities we face.”

The announcement coincided with the 2019 Annual NASCIO Conference in Nashville, Tenn. NASCIO supports state CIOs by facilitating dialogues about IT best practices and innovations through conferences, peer networking, research and publications, the release states.

In North Carolina, Boyette oversees the state’s cybersecurity efforts, operational services, broadband infrastructure and more, according to the DIT release. Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Boyette to the CIO position in April 2017.

Patrick Groves was a staff writer for Government Technology from 2019 to 2020.