Sakuda named to State’s IT steering committee

New members begin their role in the State's IT Steering CommitteeChief Information Officer Todd Nacapuy swears in First Hawaiian Bank Vice President Michael Nishida and Transform Hawaii Government Executive Director Christine Sakuda as members of the IT Steering Committee.

 

Transform Hawaii Government would like to announce the appointment of Executive Director Christine Sakuda to the Office of Technology Services’ (ETS) IT Steering Committee.

The IT Steering Committee is a diverse third-party group, separate from ETS, established to advise the State of Hawaii’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). The committee provides critical insight and input related to systemwide technology improvements to state departments.

The working group holds CIO Todd Nacapuy accountable for progress toward accomplishing the objectives of Hawaii’s Information Technology Strategic Plan. This is achieved by routinely evaluating the CIO’s performance and eventually providing a grade for the CIO based on established criteria at the end of 2017 for ETS’ annual report to the Legislature.

“The committee and I are looking forward to having Christine on board to move technology initiatives forward for the benefit of current and future generations of Hawaii,” said Chief Information Officer Todd Nacapuy. “The Ige Administration is pursuing a strategy that focuses on people first, followed by process, then technology. Ms. Sakuda’s leadership positions in various nonprofits will be greatly beneficial in achieving this approach for future implementations.”

Membership to the IT Steering Committee is permitted via appointment. The Committee consists of representatives from large-user departments as well as industry executives selected by the Governor, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Chief Justice.

Representative Scott Saiki appointed THG’s Executive Director. Sakuda began her role with the committee immediately after her installation ceremony on August 24.

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