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While IT Optimization provided the standardization necessary to drive economies of scale through infrastructure consolidation (server, storage, mainframe, and network), the State of Ohio is now focused on the next step – IT innovation.

With the signing of Executive Order 2019-15D, Governor Mike DeWine established the statewide focus on IT innovation. The goal is to make State government a more effective and efficient leader in using technology to improve customer service and save tax dollars. The governor, lieutenant governor, and state chief information officer (CIO) are working together to make IT innovation a top priority. They are committed to improving the lives of citizens and state service delivery through innovative technologies.  

While great progress has been made since the signing of the executive order, there is more to be done. The IT Innovation Technology Strategic Plan for 2020-2022 continues to build on the successes of the past, supporting the vision of the DeWine-Husted Administration. IT Innovation will streamline and modernize state IT through a focus on digital experience, data analytics, enterprise shared services, on premise or in public clouds, and collaboration.

The strategy focuses on one team, with one goal - to leverage technology to better serve the people of Ohio.

IT Engagement Model

With a focus on IT innovation, the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Office of Information Technology (OIT) established an IT Engagement model that includes the Technology Advisory Council (TAC) and Technology Advisory Groups (TAG).

The IT engagement process will facilitate the identification of various DAS OIT and agency supported Innovation Committees (IC) that will assist in realizing the principles and goals of the TAC and TAG. 

Technology Advisory Council (TAC):

The TAC membership includes a core group of DAS OIT leadership and six agency chief information officers (CIOs).

The guiding principles of the TAC include: innovation, enterprise perspective, economy of scale (cost containment), collaboration, strategic alignment, business value, and customer service.

Technology Advisory Groups (TAG):

The TAG consists of five groups to champion the top technology priorities, each group is supported by a DAS OIT subject matter expert. These priorities include: Cybersecurity & Risk Management, Digital Services/Digital Government, Data Management & Analytics, Identity & Access Management, and Workforce.

The guiding principles of the TAG include: enterprise perspective, collaboration, actionable engagement, efficiency/reduction of redundancy, innovation, and value.

Each TAG consists of an agency chair, several member agencies, and a DAS OIT subject matter expert. 

If you have any questions regarding the TAC & TAG, contact it.innovation@das.ohio.gov.

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