Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer

Sumana (Suma) Nallapati is an accomplished technology leader with experience in establishing and executing value-driven global IT service strategy and delivery. Her extensive experience includes leading technology driven innovation for business transformation, healthcare infrastructure operations, and global enterprise business applications. She is a “people” leader who builds high performance teams within multi-cultural, globally distributed workforce through mentoring, coaching and inspiration.

Appointed in June 2014 as Colorado’s Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer, Suma is committed to positioning the Governor’s Office of Information Technology as a leader in IT innovation for state government. A champion of collaboration, breaking silos and achieving excellence, she is passionate about innovating everyday solutions for customers. Under Suma’s leadership, OIT has received numerous awards, and Suma herself was chosen as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2015.

As AVP-Technical Services at Catholic Health Initiatives, Suma led service delivery operations for a complex multi-state rapidly growing healthcare IT footprint, leading distributed teams including data center, network operations, service desk and end-user computing. As Teletech’s Global Director of Enterprise Applications, she worked to deploy complex ERP, self-service business applications and related systems in a best practices framework across 19 countries and helped transform the organization to a true service provider model. Suma co-founded a successful IT consulting firm that translates proven CRM, ERP, e-business and Business Intelligence technologies business solutions for clients across the nation. Her “think like an owner” attitude allows her to align a company's vision, mission, value, and culture to their daily activities.

She earned a master’s degree in nuclear physics from the Andhra University India and holds certificates in Professional Management and Project Management. She has made Colorado her home for the past 17 years along with her husband Srinivas and two children. She is actively involved with several charities around health and education.