Technology enabling the business of government

Tom Fruman

Photograph of Tom Fruman, Director of GTA Enterprise Governance and PlanningTom Fruman is Director of Enterprise Governance and Planning (EGAP) for the Georgia Technology Authority. EGAP promotes an enterprise approach to technology by establishing statewide policies, standards and guidelines based on industry best practices and federal requirements. It works closely with the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget and state agencies to ensure an individual agency's IT strategy aligns with its overall business strategy and business continuity planning. EGAP is also involved in managing the state's portfolio of technology projects and ensuring the security of the state's information systems.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Fruman was the Director of Enterprise Portfolio Management, an office in EGAP that oversees technology investments for Georgia state government. In his almost 30-year career in technology management, he has worked in multiple capacities, including as a project executive, business development executive, consultant, researcher, worldwide deployment leader, project manager and programmer. He was president and chairman of the Atlanta Chapter of the Project Management Institute. Under his leadership, it grew to become the organization's second largest chapter with 4,400 members. Mr. Fruman has also contributed his time as an elections manager, a local planning and zoning commissioner, and an assistant scout master for the Boy Scouts of America.