Gopal Khanna, 2011 Honoree

Title
Former CIO, Office of Enterprise Technology
Employer
State of Minnesota
Location
St. Paul
A career highlight:
"Serving as CIO and CFO of the Peace Corps during the administration of President George W. Bush."
Coolest current project:
"The creation of a single, Web-based e-licensing platform that will re-engineer the processes of approximately 900 types of professional and occupational licenses, and business and commercial licenses. Today, licensing activity is performed by more than 800 full-time workers at more than 40 state agencies and boards, using in excess of 60 independent licensing systems at a cost of more than $60 million a year."
Best green-IT project:
"The state of MinnesotaÀs data center co-location project will very quickly lead to a large reduction in energy consumption by co-locating nearly 40 state data centers into two to four sites."
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