Indiana’s CFO Chris Atkins understands that technology plays a vital role in delivering services to citizens and is a huge proponent in harnessing big data and data analytics across state agencies. He reports to Gov. Mike Pence and has been key in getting executive alignment for technology utilization across agencies. Chris made the bold move to have the CIO report directly to him, aligning money, business and technology into one line of business. Chris understands that utilizing technology starting with data is the key for making better decisions.
Maine Business Answers (http://www.maine.gov/businessanswers) is an online service offered by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development. The service was designed to make it easier to conduct business in the state of Maine. Business Answers helps individuals determine the business licenses and permits they need to start a business by walking them through a series of questions. Once all questions are answered, a list of licenses and permits is provided with additional contact information for each document. Business Answers also includes a searchable directory of all licenses and permits, available to those individuals looking for a specific form.