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Colorado Technology Association welcomes Suma Nallapati to board of directors

Wednesday, October 1, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Colorado Technology Association welcomes Suma Nallapati to board of directors 

Denver, CO (October 1, 2014) – The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) is pleased to announce the addition of Suma Nallapati, Colorado’s Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer, to our board of directors. The 45-member board is comprised of executives and business leaders from across the technology industry from Colorado.

Suma Nallapati is an accomplished technology leader and consultant with more than 17 years progressive experience in establishing and executing value driven global IT service strategy and delivery. She has extensive experience with leading technology driven innovation for business transformation, health care infrastructure operations, and global enterprise business applications. She is a people leader who builds high performance teams within multi-cultural, globally distributed workforce through mentoring, coaching and inspiration.

Suma is a champion of collaboration, breaking silos and achieving excellence across all organizations. As Colorado’s Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer, she is committed to positioning the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) as a leader in IT innovation for state government. She is also passionately committed to innovating everyday solutions for OIT’s customers and end users.

Suma comes to OIT from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest healthcare networks, where she led service delivery operations for a complex multi-state rapidly growing healthcare IT footprint leading distributed teams that included data center and network operations, service desk and end user computing. Previously, Suma worked at TeleTech where she served as the Global Director of Enterprise applications. Suma worked to deploy complex ERP, self-service business applications and related systems in a governed, best practices framework across 19 countries and helped with the transformation of the technology organization to a true service provider model.

Suma also co-founded a highly successful IT consulting firm that translates proven CRM, ERP, e-business and Business Intelligence technologies business solutions for its clients across the United States. This has helped her cultivate a “think like an owner” attitude to align a company's vision, mission, value, and culture with the daily activities of the business.

“CTA is pleased to continue the strong relationship with the Governor’s Office of Information Technology and amplify the voice of the public sector on our board of directors,” said Erik Mitisek, CEO of CTA. “Suma’s vast knowledge of the industry in both the private and public sector will provide valuable insight for our board, association and industry as a whole.”


About Colorado Technology Association: The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) leads the network of companies and professionals fueling Colorado's economy, through technology. Since 1994, the association has represented Colorado’s technology industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the state. The CTA leads an inclusive network that benefits our member community, advocates for a pro-business and technology-friendly climate, influences the development of a robust talent pipeline and leads initiatives to help companies grow. For more information on Colorado Technology Association, please call 303.592.4070 or visit


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