Areas of Expertise:
state and local government, education technology
Carol brings more than a decade in state and local government procurement experience to ITI where she will connect member companies to procurement officials across the country.
Prior to joining ITI Carol served as TechAmerica’s Vice President for State & Local Government (SLG), which was part of the association’s Global Public Sector Government Affairs department. In this capacity, she served as the issue expert for state procurement legislation and policy in the United States and she organized SLG and Education events that permitted TechAmerica members an opportunity to engage with government officials at meetings, private dinners, and widely attended events. Carol was also the lead staff support to TechAmerica’s State and Local Government Board of Directors. She is an active member of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) via both its Corporate Leadership Council and its State IT Procurement Modernization Committee.
During late 2011 and early 2012, Carol served as Staff Director for the Cloud Commission on State & Local Government under the auspices of the TechAmerica Foundation. This effort culminated in a successful report The Cloud Imperative: Better Collaboration, Better Service and Better Cost, which was released in February 2012.
Carol joined the organization in 2000 when it was known as the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA). Prior to working for ITAA, Carol managed State & Local Government Affairs for Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose). Previously, she served as State & Local Government Affairs Manager as well as Export Control Manager at Varian Associates Inc. (Palo Alto). She began her career in Washington DC working for the federal government. Carol earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Alma College in Alma, Michigan.
Blog Posts by Carol Henton
How to go from risk to success for California’s IT projects
California legislators are examining the state’s track record in implementing large information technology (IT) projects, some of which have been plagued with significant problems, following a state audit [...]04/01/2015 - ITI Blog
Oregon’s opportunity to rethink its approach to IT contracting terms
States sometimes amend their processes for procuring information technology (IT) products and services in ways that translate into a better value for taxpayers and improved services for constituents. Other [...]01/09/2015 - ITI Blog
Lessons Learned: Florida Brings Back the State CIO
Earlier this year, I wrote about why it was important for the Florida legislature to bring back the position of state chief information officer (CIO) and reestablish (and also fully fund) a centralized [...]07/01/2014 - ITI Blog
State Efforts to Counter NSA Surveillance are Misguided
A draconian legislative proposal in California threatens to undermine the freedom and flexibility of the state to acquire the best technologies available – many of which are created in California. SB 828, [...]03/11/2014 - ITI Blog