FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2014 

New Chief of Technology Officer for State of Colorado

DENVER, Colo.—The Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is excited to announce that Suma Nallapati has joined OIT as the new Chief Technology Officer. 

Nallapati is an accomplished technology leader and consultant with more than seventeen years progressive experience in establishing and executing value driven global IT service strategy and delivery. She joins us from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest healthcare networks. As Assistant Vice President she led service delivery operations for a complex, multi-state, rapidly growing healthcare IT footprint. Nallapati earned a master’s degree in nuclear physics and
she also holds professional management and project management certifications. She is extremely passionate about fostering a culture of collaboration and achieving excellence within and across organizations.

Nallapati starts with OIT today. She will continue OIT’s important work of enhancing state IT systems for state agencies and the citizens of Colorado. The Governor’s Office of Information Technology is pleased to continue to attract people of this caliber across all levels of the organization.

About OIT
The Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) is responsible for the operation and
delivery of information and communications technology (ICT) services and innovation across all Executive Branch agencies in the State of Colorado. OIT’s charge is twofold: (1) to provide world-class IT services to Colorado’s Executive Branch agencies; and (2) to promote Colorado as the ideal location for IT companies and technology based workers.

OIT drives innovative technology solutions, provides quality service, and supports the agencies whosemissions are so critical to serving Coloradans. We do this by overseeing technology initiatives at the state level, recommending strategies and maximizing efficiencies of service delivery in a cost-effective manner through the application of enterprise technology solutions. Our enterprise approach also enables the agile delivery of new applications to state agencies that improve citizen access to government services while increasing accountability and transparency.

OIT’s operational responsibility is vast and includes the development and support of enterprise and
agency-specific (line of business) applications, projects, programs, and services, data centers, servers, mainframe operations, storage, operating systems, local area networks, as well as the Colorado State Network (CSN) and the public safety communications network, which includes the digital trunked and microwave radio systems. OIT is also responsible for information security across all three branches of state government. We monitor and analyze information on cyber threats and proactively manage vulnerabilities that present risk to the state's information systems or the critical information managed there within. This includes security risk management, security operations, regulatory compliance, and application security.

OIT also leads the state’s IT economic development efforts and works in conjunction with the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to promote Colorado as the ideal location for IT companies and technology-based workers.

OIT is powering the work of the State of Colorado and making government more effective, efficient, and elegant, while at the same time protecting the State’s valuable information assets and lowering our costs.

Media Contact: 
Tauna Lockhart, Chief Communications Officer & PIO
303.764.7731 (work) 
720.933.9193 (cell)