State information tech office seeks new technology, strategy officers

DENVER — The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology has begun a search for the next chief technology officer and chief strategy officer to run, support, and transform the technology landscape in Colorado.

Under the direction of Gov. Jared Polis, the state is embarking on initiatives in emerging technologies, blockchain innovation, and providing virtual access anytime and anywhere. The new executives will build on these efforts and take state IT to the next level.

“These critical roles of CTO and CSO provide an opportunity for passionate leaders to combine their love of technology with meaningful public service to shape the future of Colorado’s technology ecosystem,” Theresa Szczurek, OIT chief information officer and executive director, said in a press release. The two positions will report to Szczurek.

The CTO will focus on system upgrades, infrastructure modernization, state data center consolidation, and continuing the state’s cloud and mobile first strategies. The newly created chief strategy officer will use agile methodologies, DevSecOps, diffusion of innovation, Lean, and other process improvement approaches to devise and deliver new products and services. 

In addition to its digital transformation efforts, the state’s IT office is charged with keeping systems operating, information flowing, applications running, securely for both executive branch agencies and Colorado residents. This includes supporting more than 1,100 applications and serving more than 31,000 state employees in 1,300 locations across Colorado. 

 

DENVER — The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology has begun a search for the next chief technology officer and chief strategy officer to run, support, and transform the technology landscape in Colorado.

Under the direction of Gov. Jared Polis, the state is embarking on initiatives in emerging technologies, blockchain innovation, and providing virtual access anytime and anywhere. The new executives will build on these efforts and take state IT to the next level.

“These critical roles of CTO and CSO provide an opportunity for passionate leaders to combine their love of technology with meaningful public service to shape the future of Colorado’s technology ecosystem,” Theresa Szczurek, OIT chief information officer and executive director, said in a press release. The two positions will report to Szczurek.

The CTO will focus on system upgrades, infrastructure modernization, state data center consolidation, and continuing the state’s cloud and mobile first strategies. The newly created chief strategy officer will use agile methodologies, DevSecOps, diffusion of innovation, Lean, and other process improvement approaches to devise and deliver new products and services. 

In addition to its digital transformation efforts, the state’s IT office is charged with keeping systems operating, information flowing, applications running, securely for both executive branch agencies and Colorado residents. This includes supporting more than 1,100 applications and serving more than 31,000 state employees in 1,300 locations across Colorado.