Georgia's 2022 IT Success Stories

StateScoop 50 Awards go to GTA leaders

GTA's Chief Digital Officer Nikhil Deshpande and Executive Director Shawnzia Thomas have earned StateScoop 50 Awards. In her first year as state CIO, Shawnzia received a GoldenGov Award (State Executive of the Year) on the strength of her advancement of a cloud-first approach and continued broadband expansion in Georgia. Nikhil's State Leadership of the Year Award noted his commitment to building digital services created with the citizen in mind. The Georgia Data Analytics Center, a new online data depository administered by the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, also won in the category of IT Innovation of the Year.