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Background Information

Employment History

GOSCON


Member, Technology Services Governance Division

Technology Services


Chief Information Officer

California Public Utilities Commission


Co-Chair

eC3 Web


Deputy Director

eService


Government Representative

Government Technology


Chief Information Officer

Oregon Health Authority


Several Boards

Project Pipeline


Director, eServices

State of California


Chief Information Officer

Public Utilities Commission


Affiliations

Code

Advisory Board


InformationWeek Analytics

Advisory Board Member


Education

master's degree

information systems

Harvard University


Web References(162 Total References)


www.govtech.com

Carolyn Lawson, deputy director of the California Office of Technology Services, Technology Services Governance Division, told conference attendees that going to the cloud should be an informed decision and one not made based on cloud computing's relative novelty.
"Look at how it impacts data and systems," she said, adding that agencies should consider costs and value points. "Don't get in your head that this is all or nothing," Lawson said. "If the data is mission-critical and the data is parsed out, it can be harder to go to a new cloud provider," Lawson said. Ask the vendor what it will be doing as far as integration in the future. Keep an open mind. This is crucial, Lawson said, as an agency should consider the whole picture and focus on what it's required to deliver. "Generation and comfort level make the difference in how you have to communicate," Lawson said. Sell the concept. Staff must be sold on the idea of switching to the cloud, Lawson said, and must be told there will be glitches and that outsiders will notice. "People are more tolerant of data on a server and much less tolerant if [it's] in the cloud," she said. Before doing anything, envision a perfect implementation and how the agency's press release on its cloud implementation will read. "What would the press release look like, then how do we get there? Lawson said. Above all, do research and take time choosing a vendor. "If you know who you're working with and have a trust level, that makes all the difference," Lawson said. "We're very young at this, but I'm very hopeful of where this is going."


oregoncatalyst.com

Instead, then Oregon Health Authority (OHA) CIO Carolyn Lawson chose to go with Oracle and have them build a system from scratch.
Lawson reported to Kitzhaber appointee Bruce Goldberg. Carolyn Lawson started as OHA CIO on July 1, 2011, having been hired as someone who was "able to deliver IT projects on time and on budget. Cover Oregon was supposed to launch on October 1, 2013. According to a December 2012 legislative hearing, Lawson was in contact with Exeter sometime late in 2011, but favored Oracle. After many months of frustration, then state Rep. On the question of "who managed Oracle during development of Cover Oregon," the Portland Business Journal reported in December 2013 "[Carolyn] Lawson nixed plans to hire a technology-savvy contractor to oversee the work of Oracle," and "Lawson argued that the state could handle oversight of Oracle on its own. Critics have since noted that Lawson may have been overly close to Oracle, having served as a featured speaker at the company's annual trade show in 2012 and 2013."


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Carolyn Lawson Carolyn Lawson is the Director of eServices for the Office of the CIO, State of California. She previously served as the California Public Utilities Commission CIO, and has been active in the national discussion of IT issues and policies related to eService delivery in government. Ms. Lawson is currently examining the complex issues brought on by the cultural shift from a paper-based society to an e-based society, the new expectations of the general public, the changing face of our workforce and what that means to the delivery of governmental services. Ms. Lawson speaks and teaches nationally on these and other topics. Ms. Lawson sits on several boards including the board of directors for Project Pipeline, The Conference on California's Future, and Editorial Advisory Board, InformationWeek.


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Carolyn Lawson
Carolyn Lawson Director, eServices for the Office of the CIO, State of California Carolyn Lawson is the Director of eServices for the Office of the CIO, State of California. She previously served as the California Public Utilities Commission CIO, and has been active in the national discussion of IT issues and policies related to eService delivery in government. Ms. Lawson is currently examining the complex issues brought on by the cultural shift from a paper-based society to an e-based society, the new expectations of the general public, the changing face of our workforce and what that means to the delivery of governmental services. Ms. Lawson speaks and teaches nationally on these and other topics. Ms. Lawson sits on several boards including the board of directors for Project Pipeline, The Conference on California's Future, and Editorial Advisory Board, InformationWeek. Carolyn Lawson (State of California) Michael Krieger (U.S. Army), Carolyn Lawson (State of California), John Foley (InformationWeek), Darrell West (Brookings Institute)


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In this panel, Darrell West will be joined by Mike Krieger, deputy CIO of the Army, and Carolyn Lawson, CIO, Public Utilities Commission, State of California, will address these questions and more.
Photo of Carolyn Lawson Carolyn Lawson Carolyn Lawson is the Director of eServices for the Office of the CIO, State of California. She previously served as the California Public Utilities Commission CIO, and has been active in the national discussion of IT issues and policies related to eService delivery in government. Ms. Lawson is currently examining the complex issues brought on by the cultural shift from a paper-based society to an e-based society, the new expectations of the general public, the changing face of our workforce and what that means to the delivery of governmental services. Ms. Lawson speaks and teaches nationally on these and other topics. Ms. Lawson sits on several boards including the board of directors for Project Pipeline, The Conference on California's Future, and Editorial Advisory Board, InformationWeek.


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