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Get Ready for the 2024 Digital States Survey

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Government Technology GovTech Webinars

The Center for Digital Government is excited to announce the 2024 Digital States Survey. This year’s survey will reflect the current and anticipated technology landscape, producing insights on how states can best prepare for the future. The survey provides your state the opportunity to showcase exceptional achievements, compare progress among peers and uncover emerging trends for the future.

Teri Takai and Janet Grenslitt will host a webcast to walk you through this year’s survey – the overall structure, what’s new and approaches you can use to fill it out.

Jim Weaver, Secretary and State CIO for the State of North Carolina, Katrina Flory, State CIO & Asstistant Director for the State of Ohio, and Tarek Tomes, Commissioner & CIO for the State of Minnesota will also join us on the webcast to talk about how they use the survey, their approach to the survey submission, and tips for success.

Join the webcast to learn:

  • The objectives and intent of the survey
  • The newly revised, streamlined/reduced 2024 survey!
  • How to navigate the survey tool
  • Next steps and timing for survey submissions
  • Any questions

Anyone working for state government who will be involved in the survey is encouraged to attend.

We look forward to your participation in the 2024 Digital States Survey!


Katrina Flory

State CIO & Assistant Director, State of Ohio

Katrina Flory is an accomplished IT professional with extensive experience in State government. As the state chief information officer (CIO) and assistant director of DAS, she oversees the DAS Office of Information Technology and sets the IT direction for the State of Ohio.

State CIO Flory is an original architect and leader of two transformational Ohio IT Initiatives, the now completed IT Optimization effort and the ongoing IT Innovation initiative. IT Optimization provided the standardization necessary to drive economies of scale through infrastructure consolidation (server, storage, mainframe, and network). The next step, IT innovation, streamlines and modernizes State IT through a focus on digital experience, data analytics, enterprise shared services, on premise or in public clouds, and collaboration.

Tarek Tomes

Commissioner & CIO, State of Minnesota

Tarek Tomes serves as the Commissioner of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and the State of Minnesota’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), leading state efforts to provide the best possible IT solutions and customer service to the people of Minnesota and our business partners.

As a recognized industry leader, Tomes brings over 25 years of experience in managing technology innovation across diverse industries, both in national, international, and public and private sector operations. Throughout his career, he has facilitated data-driven decision making, implemented many critical enterprise projects, and improved workforce diversity and inclusion.

Jim Weaver

Secretary and State CIO, State of North Carolina

Jim Weaver joined the North Carolina Department of Information Technology in March 2021, with more than 30 years of leadership and management in the IT industry. As secretary and state CIO, he leads the agency responsible for strategic IT planning and the procurement and delivery of IT services and solutions, as well as cybersecurity and efforts to expand broadband access and affordability across North Carolina. Prior to NCDIT, he served as director and state CIO at Washington Technology Solutions.

Janet Grenslit

Director of Surveys, Center for Digital Government

Janet Grenslitt is the Center for Digital Government’s director of Surveys and Awards. She manages the Center’s flagship surveys and awards programs for state and local government. Working with subject matter experts, she created the Digital Cities and Digital Counties surveys more than 15 years ago.
Prior to joining e.Republic, Janet managed programs for state and local government in Florida, North Carolina and California. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, with a certificate in Social Administration from Hull University in England, and her Master’s degree from University of California at Berkeley.

Teri Takai — Moderator

Senior Vice President, Center for Digital Government

Teri Takai is the Senior Vice President of the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. She worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years in global application development and information technology strategic planning. From Ford, she moved to EDS in support of General Motors.

A long-time interest in public service led her to the government sector, first as CIO of the State of Michigan, then as CIO of the State of California, and subsequently the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense, the first woman appointed to this role. She then served as the CIO for Meridian Health Plan. She is a member of several industry advisory boards.

Teri has won numerous awards including Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year, CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame, Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, the Women in Defense Excellence in Leadership Award, and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.



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