Krishna Edathil

State IT Leadership of the Year

The Texas Department of Information Resources has in recent years created multiple centers of excellence — educational offices to support officials in learning new technologies — for cloud, AI and soon, robotic process automation. “We help Texas agencies who in turn help Texas people,” says Krishna Edathil, who as DIR’s director of enterprise solution services runs the Centers of Excellence program. “We have to be fast and innovative and help people who don’t understand technology and how we improve the lives of people.”

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed was the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He wrote extensively about ransomware, election security and the federal government’s role in assisting states and cities with information security.

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