Krishnan named Chief Data Officer Posted: Oct 22, 2021News

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Ravi Krishnan as Chief Data Officer (CDO). He will be responsible for helping reinvent government through technology and enhanced user experiences for citizens and stakeholders.  

The State of North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced the North Dakota Cyber Madness tournament is coming to Bismarck, Feb. 10 – 12, 2022.  All North Dakota high schools are invited to compete for a fun, educational, and skill-building experience.   

Schools can use this link to register for the tournament.  

Riley said, “We are super excited North Dakota continues to be a leader in cybersecurity education and can charge the way with this first-of-its-kind tournament.”    

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today emphasizes demand and opportunities in cybersecurity for Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week. North Dakota students, parents and educators are encouraged to explore educational and career opportunities in the cybersecurity industry. 

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Evonne Amundson as the Information Technology agency’s Chief Customer Success Officer (CCSO), a position directly aligned with elevating NDIT’s focus on driving value for customers through a holistic strategy focused on people, process and technology to achieve business needs. 

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced the availability of CyberPatriot, an online cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students. CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. 

Children are heading back to school soon, and North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) department Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford encourages public school kids to ‘Click OK to secure your day.’

The ND State Superintendent’s Student Cabinet members, Gov. Doug Burgum, K-12 administrators, and cybersecurity professionals produced a video with the Palo Alto Networks encouraging schoolchildren to install anti-malware to keep their devices safe.

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has collaborated with North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) to make COVID-19 test result reports available to view, download and print in a single location. Individuals who have registered through can now access their COVID-19 test result reports for tests that were resulted after June 10th, 2021.

Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today congratulated Alyssa Traylor for winning the Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) at a virtual ceremony hosted by EduTech, the K-12 educational technology arm of the State of North Dakota Information Technology Department (NDIT). The Aspirations in Computing award is given annually to students who are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers, and post-secondary education plans.

  Chief Information Officer (CIO) Shawn Riley congratulated Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Kevin Ford today for being recognized by Government Technology as one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers of 2021. The award highlights the exceptional work of people who tirelessly leverage technology to make government better serve the citizen.

Gov. Doug Burgum and state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler today announced Innovative Education Week, June 7-11, 2021. The content-rich week of events kicks off with the fifth annual Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education on June 7, featuring a keynote by CEO and co-founder Hadi Partovi.