Public Technology Institute (PTI) has published CIO Leadership for State Governments: Emerging Trends and Practices, a book that illuminates the role of the state CIO, and shares leading technology practices and innovative programs in state government.
Published in partnership with the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), this is the first book written exclusively by and for the state CIO. It is aimed at the practitioner and those who interact with the state CIO.
This book is also for anyone who aspires to the CIO position in a state agency. It can help vendors who seek to understand how the CIO leads information technology in state government, builds alliances and provides key citizen services.
CIO Leadership for State Governments: Emerging Trends and Practices contains 26 chapters (328 pages) written by 37 authors.
The book explores these topics and more:
"The role of the state CIO has evolved from just managing IT to now serving as a change leader by supporting governmental transformation efforts," said Alan Shark, PTI Executive Director and the book's executive editor. "With this book we shed light on the many challenges - as well as opportunities - that state CIOs deal with daily."
"Because of the unprecedented gubernatorial transitions in 2010, we now have many new state CIOs," said Doug Robinson, Executive Director of NASCIO. "State CIOs do not have an operators' manual. This book provides a strong foundation of critical issues and trends for those new to the role and I'm confident it will be valuable to veteran CIOs and aspiring ones as well."
Public Technology Institute is a national, non-profit research and development organization established by and for city and county governments. PTI promotes innovation and collaboration by local government leaders, and advances the use of technology to improve the management and delivery of services to the citizen.
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers represents state chief information officers and information technology executives and managers from state governments across the United States.