Chief Data Officer
Carlos Rivero

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July 16, 2020

Propelling Your Career Forward to the Chief Data Officer

In this panel discussion, three Chief Data Officers will share their career journeys and describe how they see the elusive role of the CDO evolving as organizations increasingly look towards data for better decision-making, marketing, customer service, and monetization.

July 9, 2020

The Commonwealth of Virginia Battles COVID-19 with Secure Data Platform

This webinar examines how the Commonwealth of Virginia is navigating the pandemic by utilizing a highly flexible, scalable, and secure data platform to stand up a secure database around COVID-19 information sharing to help state leaders make intelligent decisions.


July 2, 2020

Federal News Network Interview with Carlos Rivero: Part I

In a special edition, Carlos Rivero discusses why data is a business asset or a mission asset. It is not a technology asset. It’s something that’s developed and implemented through technology, but its true value is harnessed in the mission and business of the organization.

July 2, 2020

Federal News Network Interview with Carlos Rivero: Part II

In this episode, Chief Data Officer Carlos Rivero talks about how having that data inventory and classification in a catalog of state data assets was critically important to support data discovery across all of the different applications within the state enterprise.

June 25, 2020

Virginia Creates Website to Match Job Seekers with Openings

In the face of unprecedented unemployment, prior investments in digital operations and a data trust allowed the state, with data analytics company Qlarion, to fast-track a job referral website. More than 800,000 Virginians filed unemployment claims since state lockdowns started, officials with the Virginia Employment Commission told media on June 11. Fortunately, prior investments in digital services left the state with some options.

June 22, 2020

A Smarter Government: State and Local Agency Transformation Strategies

State and local governments across the country face unique challenges and disparate needs in the journey to become more efficient, yet there is shared DNA in any successful transformation blueprint: a clear roadmap, buy-in from leadership, solutions that scale, well-trained talent, and consistent communication channels, to name a few. Route Fifty sat down with state and local leaders from across the country and explored the keys to successful agency transformation.

June 18, 2020

Virginia launches digital tools to aid communities' COVID-19 response

To support communities hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week he’s expanding two statewide data analysis platforms dedicated to helping people find jobs and helping municipalities understand where to allocate medical resources to slow the spread of COVID-19.

June 11, 2020

The Commonwealth of Virginia Battles COVID-19 With Highly Flexible, Scalable, and Secure Data Platform

Great adversity often fuels tremendous ingenuity, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. The Commonwealth of Virginia validated this point when it expanded its ground-breaking Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation (FAACT) platform in just a few days.

May 8, 2020

The Value of Data in Virginia

Chief Data Officer, Carlos Rivero, worked with Qlarion, Tyler Technologies and AWS to deliver the Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation (FAACT) platform, a local-focused data-sharing and analytics platform the state uses to address opioid misuse disorder, addiction, and other emerging issues.

July 27, 2018

Virginia Governor Appoints State's First-Ever Chief Data Officer

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has appointed Carlos Rivero, whose career has spanned academic institutions and federal agencies, as the state’s first-ever chief data officer. The move follows the passage of Virginia’s Senate Bill 580, the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act.

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2020 StateScoop 50 Awards

Chief Data Officer, Carlos Rivero, was nominated for the 2020 StateScoop 50 Awards in the area of "State Leadership" as a public sector principal helping government implement new technologies, strategies and IT programs. The annual StateScoop 50 Awards honor and celebrate state government employees that have gone above and beyond to serve their communities through outstanding work that makes government more efficient and effective. Winners will be announced August 3, 2020.

COVITS - Innovative Use of Big Data and Analytics

The Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation (FAACT) won a 2019 Governor's Technology Award for the innovative approache to improving government for the benefit of citizens.

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