Chris Estes

Chris Estes is the U.S. state and local finance, operations and technology leader at Ernst & Young. He was formerly the chief information officer for the State of North Carolina and before that held executive-level positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


How to deploy an enterprise analytics platform during a pandemic

by Colin Wood • 4 months ago

Commentary: EY's Chris Estes says state and local governments need to create purpose-built solutions, watch privacy and security and above all, prioritize project leadership.


Why state CIOs should embrace 'the power of purpose'

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

Commentary: Chris Estes explains the path he took while serving as North Carolina's CIO, from "uniting around purpose" to digital transformation.


New state CIOs should 'slow down to go fast'

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

Commentary: North Carolina's former technology secretary and statewide CIO, Chris Estes, tells new IT chiefs how he developed a budget, roadmap and strategy.


Three pointers for incoming CIOs

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

Commentary: North Carolina's former state chief information officer, Chris Estes, says the CIO role is a big job, but tells incoming officials they are not alone.