Governor Pat McCrory appointed Chris Estes as North Carolina’s State Chief Information Officer in January 2013. By statute, the State CIO has statewide responsibilities for IT strategy, standards, security, procurement, project oversight and enterprise-shared service to state agencies and others. Chris has twenty years of experience across the manufacturing, hi-tech, and financial services industries for leading brands PwC, IBM, BearingPoint, EMC and most recently Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was a Principal in the Strategy, Technology, and Innovation practice.
CTO, DEPUTY SCIO
Aaron leads strategic planning for the technology function, including innovation, architecture, solution design and development. He was recently a Partner at Accenture, where he collaborated with client CIOs and leadership teams to reduce complexity and improve service by planning, developing and implementing solutions that optimized technology portfolios. Prior to Accenture, Aaron was a Chief Technology Officer and Deputy CIO for the State of Kansas Department of Labor, where he worked with the CIO to develop the agency’s five-year technology strategy.
CPO, DEPUTY SCIO
Krissy works closely with Cabinet CIOs as the IT executive for process, project, and portfolio management to establish consistency and standards across IT service functions. She was most recently a division director for Navy Cyber Forces, where she led cross-functional, collaborative efforts around enhancing data flow, developing IT strategies, and ensuring IT throughput requirements. Her prior responsibilities include consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton and serving in the U.S. Navy, where she was the third woman to fly the Navy’s F-14 Tomcat and was awarded an Air Medal for combat flights.
CSO, DEPUTY SCIO
Jeff leads the Enterprise Shared Services, which delivers IT services to state agencies, local governments and education institutions. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the state’s core infrastructure. Jeff was most recently with Cisco Systems, where he held a number of global leadership positions in both IT and Operations. Previously, Jeff led the US IT function supporting GlaxoSmithKline’s commercial operations and was a Senior Manager with Price Waterhouse’s Management Consulting Services. Jeff began his career in finance and held a North Carolina CPA certificate for over 20 years.