State CIO named president of national organization
State Chief Information Office (CIO) Bo Reese has been named President of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) executive committee for 2018. Reese serves as CIO for the State of Oklahoma as administrator of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) Information Services division.
"Bo has continually demonstrated his leadership in overseeing the state's technology and data," said Governor Mary Fallin. "To date, OMES, under Bo's leadership, has saved the state $328 million through statewide IT consolidation. I have no doubt he will provide NASCIO with the same thoughtful and driven leadership that he has provided for the State of Oklahoma."
As president, Reese will lead NASCIO's executive board in promoting the adoption of information technology best practices and innovations for state governments. The organization was founded in 1969.
“Like many states, Oklahoma has the challenges of being a central IT organization inside the broad and diverse enterprise of state government,” Reese said. “NASCIO assembles a community of professionals with invaluable experience and facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and solutions which empowers members to find success. I am thrilled to be serving this organization and its members.”
Under Reese's leadership, OMES has promoted the state's usage of cloud technology, launched the tech initiative Innovate Oklahoma, and served as an example for the nation in training and educating employees on potential cyber threats to government resources.
The Office of Management and Enterprise Services provides financial, property, purchasing, human resources and information technology services to all state agencies, and assists the Governor’s Office on budgetary policy matters. Our mission: Supporting our partners through unified business services. For more information, visit OMES.OK.gov.
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