A conversation with former Texas State CIO Karen Robinson and Arkansas State CTO Claire Bailey
Both Karen and Claire have enjoyed remarkable careers in many significant ways. First, they defied the average tenure for the top tech leader where the normal tenure is 18 to 24 months. Karen Robenson was State CIO for 5+ years (10 years in the Governor’s Office prior) and Claire Baily for some 23 years. Second, they excelled in a largely male-dominated environment. And third, they continue to lead, inspire and innovate. Today Karen serves as CEO and Founder of KWR Acuity Strategies, who has teamed up with Claire as Vice President of Business Development.