FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 2, 2016  

Colorado Hires Digital Transformation Officer

DENVER, Colo.—The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to announce the new role of Digital Transformation Officer (DTO), one of the first positions of its kind among state IT organizations in the nation. This technology leader will be responsible for enhancing the customer and citizen experience when they use technology to interact with the state of Colorado. 

Brandon Williams, who has led the state’s Google Services team for the last four years, will be the state’s first DTO. He will report to the Chief Technology Officer, David McCurdy, and work with state agencies to align user and customer experience their strategic business plans. He will also partner with educational and government organizations to host rapid innovation events, which will be designed to innovate, inspire and create impactful solutions for our state agencies and our citizens.

Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer Suma Nallapati says, “This move is key to OIT’s commitment to customer experience as a core part of how OIT builds IT solutions for its customers.” Brandon Williams adds, “This is really about putting the customer and the citizen first. I believe we can transform their experiences with government and make their lives easier with the work we plan to do.”

One of the first projects of the DTO will be to work with user experience teams to ensure that public-facing touch points across the state, such as websites and portals to key citizen services, are maximized for ease of use.

About OIT
The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. OIT works to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. OIT envisions a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents. 

Find OIT online at
colorado.gov/oit, on the #StateofCO IT blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Media Contact: 
Tauna Lockhart, Chief Communications Officer & PIO
303.764.7731 (work) 
720.933.9193 (cell)

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