The state Senate confirmed Keone Kali as the Chief Information Officer for the Hawaii Office of Information Management and Technology.
Kali previously served as the State’s Deputy CIO for operations before he was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie. Kali will fill the seat of outgoing CIO Sanjeev Bhagowalia who has been appointed as Chief Advisor for Technology and Cyber-Security.
“Kali has a proven record of success,” said Senator Roz Baker, who represents South and West Maui. “I have no doubt that under Kali’s leadership the State will improve the delivery of government programs and services to the people of Hawai?i.”
The state's plan emphasizes open government, a concept that has been the centerpiece of Bhagowalia’s IT career. It will reinforce the state’s e-gov goals by improving mobile and online access to all government services.
Kali has also served as the Director of Information Technology and acting Chief Technology Officer for the Pacific Disaster Center on Maui and the CIO for the City of Beverly Hills.