Colorado tech office begins search for chief technology, strategy officers to transform state technology landscape

Friday October 11, 2019 0 comments Tags: Denver, Colorado OIT, Jared Polis, Theresa Szczurek

DENVER -- The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) announced its search for the next Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) to run, support, and transform the technology landscape in Colorado.colorado-oit-logo 

Under the direction of Gov. Jared Polis, the state is embarking on bold initiatives in emerging technologies, blockchain innovation, and providing virtual access anytime and anywhere while delivering customer delight.

The new executive visionaries 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,” said OIT Chief Information Officer and Executive Director Theresa Szczurek

The technology and strategy officers will support and serve Colorado residents through a broad range of IT initiatives. 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 position will continue to embrace OIT’s forward-looking DNA by using agile methodologies, DevSecOps, diffusion of innovation, Lean, and other process improvement approaches to efficiently and effectively deliver products and services that exceed customer needs. 

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.