Carlos Rivero

Rivero currently serves as the chief data officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year

Carlos Rivero was appointed in August 2018 as Virginia’s first chief data officer. Since then, Rivero initiated a data governance framework and technical infrastructure for sharing both open and restricted-use data. Rivero also played a leading role in Virginia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the commonwealth’s vaccine administration efforts.

Rivero’s tireless commitment to derive actionable intelligence from commonwealth data has earned the respect of his peers and defined him as a true visionary who knows how to build relationships and has the technical prowess to bring it all to life.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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