Adita Karkera

Karkera is the deputy chief data officer for the State of Arkansas.

State Up & Comer of the Year

Adita Karkera has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. She currently serves as deputy chief data officer for the state of Arkansas pioneering a data-driven culture to break down government silos. Karkera’s emphasis for advancing data sharing and spearheading initiatives to improve the effectiveness of government programs and decision-making has sculpted her into a principal expert and passionate state leader in data management.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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