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Colorado's new tech exec, Kristin Russell, appears to have taken on two jobs. As CIO, she oversees a long list of IT projects, while, as secretary of technology, she's drives economic development of IT industry within the state.
Russell was appointed to the job, or jobs, in February. She was previously VP of global IT service operations at Oracle, with responsibility for data center operations and infrastructure services. Before that, she served in a similar capacity for Sun Microsystems, which was acquired by Oracle.
As state CIO, Russell's projects include healthcare IT, broadband deployment, and IT consolidation. In addition, she's promoting Colorado as a high-tech hub and looking to attract IT investment.
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