Christy Quinlan

Christy Quinlan

Company: Hewlett Packard

Title: Client Principle

Christy Quinlan was hired by HP (USPS-SLED West) in March 2015 to serve as a Client Principal for the State of California.She brings a wealth of state experience having worked over 40 years in the state.Christy retired as the Interim Chief Information Officer for the State of California. She also served as the Undersecretary, State of California Technology Agency, Chief Information Officer, State of California, Department of Health Services, Chief Information Officer, State of California, Department of Corrections and Deputy Chief Information Officer, State of California, CalPERS.After leaving the state Christy was the principal at Quinlan Consulting and a Senior Fellow with the Center for Digital Government.

While working in state government, her goal was to improve its effectiveness at the enterprise level.She served as the State�۪s Chief Information Officer for a year and the Undersecretary of Technology for three years. Her collaborative leadership led to enterprise and architectural standards, reduced data duplication, data center and email consolidation, data transparency, increased GIS usage, and improved IT governance.

During her time at the California Technology Agency she led a cross jurisdictional taskforce in the modernization of California�۪s exam and recruitment process for all IT classifications. Starting in 2008 she co-chaired a multi-jurisdictional taskforce to consolidate departmental data centers into either the state data center or a cooperative data center. She also co-chaired a taskforce to consolidate 130 disparate departmental email systems into either a state solution or software-as-a-solution option. She had a reputation as a trusted leader who could work with diverse groups to implement common solutions for business problems.

Her effectiveness as an innovator and leader was recognized when she received the 2009 - ComputerWorld Magazine Top 100 IT Leaders. Government Technology magazine named Quinlan one of its Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for 2008. Quinlan was a founding member and past Mentor Chair of the Sacramento Chapter of Women in Information Technology International (WITI).

Quinlan holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Environmental Design from the California State University, Sacramento.


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