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Leader in IT innovation for state government improves public services

State secretary of technology, Suma Nallapati changes the way the public interacts with government


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Sumana (Suma) Nallapati, 42

Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer of Colorado

Sumana (Suma) Nallapati is committed to positioning the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) as a leader in IT innovation for state government.

As Secretary of Technology and CIO for Colorado, Nallapati is responsible for a team of more than 900 people who deliver IT services to the executive branch agencies. Her leadership has brought about changes in the way the public can interact with government.

She impacts state agencies and residents’ lives daily through multi-million-dollar IT projects meant to improve public services.

Among the projects: a modernization of the state’s decades-old Department of Motor Vehicle system to improve registration and licensing; unemployment insurance modernization for the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment; paperless processes for citizens to use when interacting with the Department of Regulatory Agencies; and a technical support call center for residents using the Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) public-facing website.

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