Herb Thompson

Thompson is a SLED Strategist for VMware.

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As VMware’s SLED Strategist, Herb Thompson brings more than two decades of IT leadership experience, helping state and local governments accelerate the modernization of IT to achieve digital transformation and meet business goals. Thompson advises state and local CIOs on how to provide innovative solutions to address common problems, reduce costs, improve security and ease the complexity of managing IT ecosystems. As the former Wisconsin chief technology officer, Thompson has helped states save millions through IT consolidation proposals. He crafted VMware’s recommended approach to securing elections infrastructure, now being implemented by states that include Kansas, New York and Oregon.

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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