New York State Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer Recognized as One of StateScoop's Top Women in Technology for 2018
Karen Geduldig Recognized Among Elite Group of Innovators and Leaders
March 23, 2018, Albany, NY - The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) announced today that Karen Geduldig, New York State Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer, was recognized as one of StateScoop's Top Women in Technology for 2018. This year's list recognizes the contributions of a diverse group of innovators and leaders working in cybersecurity, federal IT and state and city government.
Karen was honored for her spirit of innovation, leadership, professional achievements and influence in the government technology industry. Since appointed as Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer in early 2017, Karen has been driving New York State's innovation agenda through the implementation of technology solutions. In addition to overseeing the innovation agenda for New York State, Karen has spearheaded a client-focused realignment of ITS through more business-focused IT portfolios and a deeper and more transparent investment governance program. These efforts earned her a spot on the list for 2018.
"I am thrilled that Karen has been recognized as one of StateScoop's Top Women in Technology for 2018. This award is a testament to Karen's leadership, excellence, and the outstanding contributions she has made, and will continue to make, to New York State. Karen's ability to drive progressive change forward is built on her passion to best serve our clients and improve the lives of New Yorkers. Congratulations Karen!" said Robert H. Samson, New York State Chief Information Officer.
"It is an honor to be recognized among this list of incredibly talented and notable women in the field of IT, and to be part of an IT organization that is driving dramatic and positive change. The underlying motivation for re-engineering our operating model is to create the best experience possible for our clients and leverage the power of technology to make a real difference in the lives, and livelihoods, of New Yorkers. I am especially appreciative of all the support I've received to push New York's IT agenda forward," said Karen Geduldig, New York State Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer.
This year's list, released during women's history month, is comprised of leaders implementing solutions and making business decisions to improve how government agencies achieve their missions. The annual list spotlights the incredible women across the state and the local government community who consistently work to improve government and the way constituents are served.
"StateScoop is honored to highlight Karen for all the contributions she offers to New York State and New Yorkers as the state government's Deputy CIO," Jake Williams, StateScoop's Associate Publisher and Director of Strategic Initiatives said. "We are thankful to all the women featured on our Women in Technology list for their strength, their determination and the work they offer every day to improve the lives of the citizens they represent."
Visit the feature on StateScoop to read more about Karen, and the other remarkable women like her, and learn what got them interested in the field, some of the biggest challenges they've faced, and the sources of their inspiration.
The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) was created in 2012 to transform IT services in an effort to make New York State government work smarter for its citizens and enable the state to be accessible for businesses through the use of technology. ITS provides statewide IT strategic direction, directs IT policy and delivers centralized IT products and services that support the mission of the State. ITS operates data centers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to support statewide mission-critical applications for over 50 Agencies, over 17 million citizen accounts, 120,000 employee accounts, 60,000 phones, 99,000 desktops and laptops, and 3,433 Virtual Desktop remote connections. ITS operates a secure network of over 1,600 miles of fiber to deliver telecommunications, Internet and Intranet services, enterprise email systems and support, IT training, networking, data storage and processing to State government entities in addition to developing new services in support of citizens, businesses and State Agencies.