2013 Fed 100

Federal 100: Sonny Bhagowalia

Sonny Bhagowalia

Name: Sonny Bhagowalia
Title: CIO
Institution: State of Hawaii

Aloha, with urgency. As part of an effort to overhaul and modernize the Hawaiian government's IT and business culture, Bhagowalia completed two plans and 10 projects a year ahead of schedule. He had inherited an organizational culture that was 30 years behind the times, but in an "aloha with urgency" spirit, he collaborated with department and agency leaders to complete the first comprehensive analysis of the state's $11 billion government business environment, for which he created strategic and business transformation plans. He also came up with a plan to transform the state's fragmented technology environment.

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