Shawn Riley

Shawn Riley looks to clean energy and crypto in post-CIO life


On the Priorities podcast, North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley says he’s excited to work on clean energy and crypto when he leaves government.

Clean energy tech, then Mars, says outgoing North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley


As he steps down as North Dakota's CIO, Shawn Riley has his sights set on clean energy and, maybe, space exploration.

Blockchain can be 'immense' for state government, North Dakota CIO says


North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley said technologies like blockchain, smart contracts and NFTs have a role to play in state government.

North Dakota’s IT offices could shrink by 80%, CIO says


North Dakota spends millions on office space, including a major facility currently going largely unused by the IT agency, but that could change, the state's top technology official said.

State IT workforce challenges? Change your messaging, say CIOs


Government can't compete with the pay offered by the private sector, but it can offer a sense of purpose, says North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley.

Few CIO changes expected following governors' races

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With many incumbents re-elected and only one race resulting in a party flip, there may not be much shakeup in state IT offices.

What role should innovation play in states’ pandemic response?


North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley and Utah CIO Mike Hussey said new technologies and ideas helped their states prepare for the pandemic and will continue to aid their responses.

Pandemic put states' digital modernization efforts in the spotlight


CIOs' aspirations to improve government services and automate workflows are suddenly being tested by a global health crisis few were prepared to face.

Coronavirus tests states' cybersecurity, IT supply chains


With governors around the country ordering their workforces to perform duties remotely, CIOs face new logistical problems.