Robert McGough, Arkansas' new chief data officer, said one of his jobs is to advocate for the value of data across the state enterprise.
Ken Pfeil, who was recently hired as Virginia's chief data officer, said he sees his new role "as a facilitator for making better decisions."
Ken Pfeil, who's been the CISO of several financial services firms, will lead the commonwealth's data analytics operations.
Krishnan, who started in the role Nov. 1, said he wants to build on the technology developments made by government over the last 18 months.
Ravi Krishnan, who has also been a data strategist, will succeed Dorman Bazzell, who was hired as the state's first data officer in 2018.