The National Association of State Chief Information Officers will leverage its annual conference in San Diego Oct. 21-24 as an opportunity to introduce a new way for state CIOs to do business. The multisourcing model, dubbed State CIO as Broker, will advocate for CIOs to serve as facilitators of state information technology projects rather than as executors.
In the months leading up to NASCIO 2018, the nonprofit already has produced two interim reports: first, an introductory report prior to its April midyear conference introducing the concept, “State CIO as Broker: A New Model,” and in September, “The State CIO Top Ten: Why It's More Than a List.” The latest examines “four forces of government change that a state CIO must manage to be an executive enterprise leader,” according to the report.
In that report, NASCIO outlines driving pressures that influence how state CIOs may address their top 10 priorities. The report heralds research being conducted by NASCIO on multisourcing with intent to provide best practices and a maturity assessment for the management of a multisourcing environment.
In a statement, Mississippi CIO Craig Orgeron, co-chair of the NASCIO Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee said, “The State CIO Top Ten Priorities that is published each year is more than a list. It presents the pulse of the states, what is surfacing to the top from across all the states and territories as they anticipate and respond to the various forces of change. In this paper we’re discussing that relationship between these forces and state priorities as reflected in the NASCIO Top Ten.”
North Carolina CIO Eric Boyette, the committee co-chair, added, “The actual forces of change can be somewhat different from state to state. Each state has their own unique political forces, organizational dynamics, and reporting structure that constitute the specific forces of change we generalize in our model. The Top Ten State CIO Priorities helps rationalize all of these specific forces into a set of common priorities we can work on together at a national level.”
NASCIO 2018 to Focus on Multisourcing, Cybersecurity and Cloud
At NASCIO 2018, the organization will present a final report and its model, State CIO as Broker, in sessions for attendees. In addition, Texas CIO Todd Kimbriel will lead a session on “leveraging the multisourcing framework.”
And the nonprofit will present the results of its 2018 State CIO Survey in a panel discussion at NASCIO 2018. Speakers at the panel include Nevada CIO Michael Dietrich, Grant Thornton Principal Graeme Finley, NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson and California CIO Amy Tong.
In addition to the “State CIO as Broker” report and the State CIO Survey, NASCIO also will publish its “2018 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study” report, the fifth iteration of the landmark report. State CIOs consistently rank cybersecurity as a primary concern for their governments, and a panel discussion will highlight key findings of the “2018 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study” with Georgia CISO Stan Gatewood, Oklahoma CISO Mark Gower, Arizona CISO Mike Lettman and Deloitte Principal Srini Subramanian. Conversations on cybersecurity continue with a look at the new Georgia Cyber Center with Georgia CIO Calvin Rhodes.
Another big focus area for NASCIO 2018 will be migration to the cloud, particularly as state governments still have many legacy applications that have never moved to cloud. Representatives from Nebraska and Ohio will discuss “State as a Service” and how their state governments support local governments, partly with assistance in cloud computing. Hawaii CIO Todd Nacapuy will discuss his state’s e-sign service.
And a NASCIO roundtable on IT procurement innovation will present marketplace recommendations in a chat with Idaho CIO Greg Zickau; Regina Kunkle, SAP national vice president for state and local and education; and Josh Nisbet, director of U.S. government markets for Deloitte.