DENVER — Wednesday, May 28, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Suma Nallapati will be the next Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT).
Nallapati is now the Chief Technology Officer at OIT and has more than 17 years of progressive experience in establishing and executing value-driven global IT service strategy and delivery. She has extensive experience with leading technology-driven innovation for business transformation, health care infrastructure operations, and global enterprise business applications.
“Suma is exactly the kind of person the state needs,” Hickenlooper said. “She is passionate about the potential of technology to transform everything a state does for its residents, and she recognizes that cost matters. We are grateful she has chosen public service.”
Nallapati will be responsible for overseeing the operation and delivery of information technology services and innovation across all Executive Branch agencies in state government. She will also lead the State’s IT economic development efforts and work with the Office of Economic Development and International Trade to promote Colorado as the ideal location for IT companies and technology-based workers.
“Technology is rapidly changing and there are growing ways to make delivery of information faster, more customer-friendly and more secure,” Nallapati said. “At the same time, Colorado is poised to become an even greater hub of technology innovation as companies continue to tap the state’s talented workforce. This is a great opportunity to serve the people of Colorado through technology and I am honored to be part of Governor Hickenlooper’s team.”
Nallapati earlier worked at Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest healthcare networks, where she led service delivery operations for a complex multi-state rapidly growing healthcare IT footprint leading distributed teams that included data center and network operations, service desk and end user computing.
Previously, Nallapati worked at TeleTech, where she served as the Global Director of Enterprise applications. Nallapati worked to deploy complex enterprise resource planning, self-service business applications and related systems in a governed, best practices framework across 19 countries and helped with the transformation of the technology organization to a true service provider model.
Nallapati earned a bachelor’s degree in Electronics from Nagarjuna University and a master’s degree in Nuclear Physics from Andhra University, both in India.
Her appointment at OIT is effective June 1. Kevin Patterson, a deputy chief of staff in the Governor’s Office, will continue overseeing OIT until that time.