Mary Lou Prevost

Industry Leadership of the Year

It wasn’t just state and local IT operations that shifted dramatically over the course of the pandemic — it was industry, too. Splunk invested heavily in cloud to “match what our customers were asking for,” says Mary Lou Prevost, Splunk’s group vice president for state, local and education. The company has also expanded its public-sector offerings to include search tools for unstructured data that can affect outcomes in areas including criminal justice, public safety, education and health care. Prevost says the company will continue to use its tools to enable state and local leaders to make better decisions.

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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