Carolyn Lawson

Chief Information Officer
Oregon Health Authority

Ms. Lawson will be speaking on the Open Source: Lessons Learned Panel during GOSCON DC 2011 at the Innovation Nation Forum.

Carolyn Lawson was recently named Chief Information Officer of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

In her prior role as Director, eServices for the State of California, Carolyn was a driving force behind the innovative use of emerging technologies and the re-purposing of legacy technologies throughout the state.  There her projects included the award-winning redesign of the state's portal and the development of

Carolyn is a thought leader and innovator challenging traditional views of technology within the public sector environment. She is described as one of the most highly respected and unconventional IT leaders in government. Her recent acknowledgements include the “Best of California” Award 2007 and “Government Solutions” Award 2009, Best of the Web Award 2010 from the Center for Digital Government, being named among the Information Week Top Innovators in Government two years running - 2009 and 2010 and being honored by GovFresh in 2010 as one of the 100+ Women in Government Technology.

Carolyn is a nationally sought after speaker. She has recently addressed such topics as technology innovation in government, leadership in a new age, public policy issues related to social media and open government, and the changing cultural expectations of government and what that means in terms of openness, civic engagement, transparency, privacy and security.