Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Walking, talking, user experience

Today was a beautiful day for our next Walk & Talk. Digital Transformation Officer Brandon Williams (@bwwilliams) chats with User Experience Manager Jacq Pyun. Here's a snippet:

So, how do you really change government? You take a new job -- one that has never been done in the State -- and you run with it like you stole it, engaging with programs, with agencies, forcing both staff and users to try new approaches (such as wire framing, iterating dev changes, understanding user expectations, etc) and question processes and assumptions. That is EXACTLY what Jacq is doing at the State. Moreover, she's doing it with a smile and infectious enthusiasm.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time for another walk around the block: OIT Business Manager Kim Chau

Digital Transformation Officer Brandon Williams (@bwwilliams) is at it again -- this time taking a stroll with one our business managers Kim Chau. Take a look at this month's Walk & Talk, and let us know what you think!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Just going for a walk with the Colorado Benefits Management System

We’ve got a new series for you all (spoiler alert: it’s real low budget).

The Digital Transformation “Walk & Talks” are here -- first up with Nancy Dierker, Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) Governance and Contracts Manager. Digital Transformation Officer Brandon Williams (@bwwilliams) walks around the block of the Governor’s Office of Information Technology office to learn more about state employees and the various digital services available to Coloradans.

It’s a really low key, no pressure, fun way to learn about Colorado state government (although it also requires our amazing Colorado weather). Let us know what you think!

DTO Walk & Talk: Colorado Benefits Management System Governance and Contracts Manager Nancy Dierker >>

Monday, March 27, 2017

Supersizing security

Back in 2012, the state’s cybersecurity budget was a measly $6,000 -- despite the rapid rise of attacks and vulnerabilities in the digital space.

Colorado’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Debbi Blyth saw a problem when she was first hired to the state in 2014. Funding had been increased, but it still wasn’t anywhere close to meeting budgetary goals.

Blyth knew she needed more funding to protect state assets. Furthermore, she also knew legislators needed more information if she expected them to support cybersecurity.

Read how CISO Debbi Blyth connected the dots for stakeholders to secure a smarter investment and raise the bar (in a supersized way!) for Colorado cybersecurity.