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State deputy chief information officers named


Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the appointment of Randy Baldemor as Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) – Business Transformation and Keone Kali as Deputy CIO – Operations in the Office of Information Management and Technology.

Randy Baldemor

The deputies will support State of Hawaii CIO Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia in implementing the state’s Business and Information Technology/Information Resource Management Transformation Plan, which was released in October 2012.

“Randy and Keone are both committed to improving the way government serves the people of Hawaii through the use of technology,” Abercrombie said. “The depth and breadth of their experience in implementing best practices in technology and business policies, processes, and standards will help move my administration’s IT transformation initiative forward for the benefit of the entire state.”

As Deputy CIO – Business Transformation, Baldemor will be responsible for managing the major business transformation programs and initiatives that will bridge the gap between the current and future business environment.

This includes driving inter-agency collaboration and organizational change management, developing objectives and standards, and streamlining business processes.

Baldemor brings to his new position 12 years of diverse business experience, most recently as deputy director of the state Department of Taxation.

Keone Kali

He has also served as president of software development company DiscoveryBox, vice-president of claims for Island Insurance Companies, and litigation partner at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP.

Baldemor received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Florida and earned his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.

Kali will manage all aspects of IT operations, including enterprise shared services, infrastructure and security and privacy, as well as strategically driving operations to leverage technology resources, systems and solutions more efficiently and effectively.

Kali brings 18 years of experience in information technology, business development, and management in both the public and private sector.

He most recently served as the director of information technology and acting chief technology officer for the Pacific Disaster Center on Maui.

Kali was also the CIO for the City of Beverly Hills, where he designed, executed and managed a comprehensive five-year Information Technology Master Plan, transformed the city’s technology architecture to support highly-available and accessible public services, and formed new revenue generating programs.

He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.

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