Shawn Riley

Blockchain can be 'immense' for state government, North Dakota CIO says

by • 5 months ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley said technologies like blockchain, smart contracts and NFTs have a role to play in state government.

North Dakota’s IT offices could shrink by 80%, CIO says

by • 1 year ago

North Dakota spends millions on office space, including a major facility currently going largely unused by the IT agency, but that could change, the state's top technology official said.

State IT workforce challenges? Change your messaging, say CIOs

by • 1 year ago

Government can't compete with the pay offered by the private sector, but it can offer a sense of purpose, says North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley.

Few CIO changes expected following governors' races

by and • 2 years ago

With many incumbents re-elected and only one race resulting in a party flip, there may not be much shakeup in state IT offices.

What role should innovation play in states’ pandemic response?

by • 2 years ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley and Utah CIO Mike Hussey said new technologies and ideas helped their states prepare for the pandemic and will continue to aid their responses.

Pandemic put states' digital modernization efforts in the spotlight

by • 2 years ago

CIOs' aspirations to improve government services and automate workflows are suddenly being tested by a global health crisis few were prepared to face.

Coronavirus tests states' cybersecurity, IT supply chains

by • 2 years ago

With governors around the country ordering their workforces to perform duties remotely, CIOs face new logistical problems.

North Dakota's CIO wants to automate 20 percent of state government

by • 3 years ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley says that by boosting efficiency through the use of technology, the state is "improving lives and inspiring success."

North Dakota names new CISO to lead state's broad cyber operations

by • 3 years ago

The state's technology department announced it's hired Kevin Ford, currently the CISO of a risk-management firm, as it implements a "whole-of-state" approach to cybersecurity.