As the first CTO for Utah, my activities may be slightly different than some because I was able to somewhat define the position relative to my interests. As far as annual activities here are a few that I initiate or participate in:
- Annual innovation session – this is where we get together offsite and discuss a far-reaching range of innovations and how they relate to what we are doing in government. We put dozens, maybe even hundreds of ideas on the table and select a number of them to do during the coming year. We particularly emphasize digital government / egov.
- Annual IT Strategic Plan – This is where we set strategic direction for the technology operations of the state.
- Annual IT Plan – Fairly lengthy process where we identify all the technology projects needed to support the business initiatives of state agencies. Results in a 500-1000 page document that details the specific plans for every project including the support functions that will be needed, security, budget, etc.
- Annual egovernment plan – This plan details where we are headed with egovernment and is updated each year to cover the next 3-4 year period.
- Operational Plan – This is the plan that details the objectives of the CTO / eGov Office and the metrics that we will achieve to show that we have accomplished what it is that we set out to do.
- Accomplishments Report – We complete this at the end of each year to identify what we have accomplished as well as anything we didn’t accomplish.
I coordinate with the CIO and COO during this process and throughout the year. Several of these activities are initiated by the CIO and a couple of them by my office.
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