GTA Chief Operating Officer Dean Johnson was one of three panel members who offered their perspectives on the changing role of state-level chief information officers during the midyear conference of the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO).

The panel discussion took place May 7 and focused on the current role of state CIOs as service brokers. It also explored the evolution of their responsibilities in recent years from managing IT services to serving in a cabinet-level advisory post for governors.

Mr. Johnson described how GTA’s decision to work with a multisourcing services integrator beginning in 2015 allowed State CIO and GTA Executive Director Calvin Rhodes to take a strategic approach to IT service delivery. GTA now thinks in one-year, three-year, and five-year timelines and is able to “get underneath the business needs of the agencies,” Mr. Johnson said.

The panel also included North Carolina CIO Eric Boyette and Virginia CIO Nelson Moe. The discussion was moderated by Patrick Moore, managing director of Integris Applied and former Georgia CIO and GTA executive director.

For a detailed account of the discussion, read the article from State Tech.