Chief Data Officer
Carlos Rivero

Blog Posts

  • 2020 Year in Review

    Last year was one wild year for the world, here's a look back at our own corner of chaos within the Office of the Chief Data Officer.

  • Commonwealth of Virginia Wins 2020 NASCIO State IT Recognition Award

    The Office of the Chief Data Officer is honored to stand alongside our partners at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services as the 2020 National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO) State IT Recognition award recipient in the category of Cross-Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships...

  • Get to Know the Deputy CDO

    Marcus Thornton joins the Commonwealth of Virginia as the new Deputy Chief Data Officer and will support the Office of the Chief Data Officer by improving operational efficiency, increasing delivery of customer centered solutions...

  • Getting COVIDWISE: Learn About Virginia’s Official Exposure Notifications App

    On August 5, 2020, the Virginia Department of Health launched COVIDWISE, an innovative exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with another app user who has tested positive for COVID-19...

  • Data Credibility: It's a Leadership Issue

    It is said that management is making sure that people are doing things, but leadership is making sure they are doing the RIGHT things. In this context, one can see that the act of bringing data creators together with data customers is a management task whereas developing a data quality culture is a leadership endeavor.

  • iDISPLA Platform Launches

    The Office of the Chief Data Officer is proud to be part of a collaborative effort between the U.S. Army and the nation’s commercial and academia technology leaders to launch a new platform...

  • Data Governance Course Now Available

    The Office of the Chief Data Officer has developed a Data Governance Course as a professional development opportunity for state employees. The course will be available beginning June 15, 2020 in the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center (COVLC).

  • The Virginia Open Data Portal Launches

    The Virginia Open Data Portal serves to extend access to Commonwealth data empowering our constituents to interpret, analyze, and transform our data into actionable intelligence. Secure and appropriate data sharing is...

  • Virginia Datathon

    In collaboration with The Library of Virginia, The Office of the Chief Data Officer is gearing up for the next Virginia Datathon on October 1-2, 2020. The Virginia Datathon brings together state agencies, students, non-profits and the private sector to leverage technology and data to...

  • Get to Know the CDO

    Get to know more about Carlos Rivero, his role as a catalyst within the Commonwealth, what inspires his work, what prepared him to handle COVID-19, and a sneak peek of what's coming out of the Office of the CDO in the next few months!

  • Data Governance Training Coming Soon

    There are currently many exciting initiatives within the Commonwealth to help us utilize data as an enterprise asset to make evidence-based decisions, ultimately creating better outcomes for our constituents.

  • COVID-19 Data: The Role, The Reliability, The Response

    Carlos Rivero takes a moment to talk about his journey to becoming the Chief Data Officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia, why he does what he does, the role that data plays during the Commonwealth's response to COVID-19, where that data is coming from and the reliability of that data.