The Big Bang of Big Data in Government
The honorable Thomas Baden
Minnesota State Commissioner and Minnesota State CIO
Abstract: Government is the steward of over 1 trillion
records of citizen data. Social media, cloud, and mobile technology have helped break down silos
of government – but challenges remain for cities, states, and the federal government to work
together to create legislative and technological strategies that will lay the foundation for
practical applications of big data. State of Minnesota CIO Thomas Baden will discuss how
public-private partnerships can help drive this transformation across government.
Speaker Biography: An experienced leader in government technology,
Tom Baden was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2015 to serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO)
for the State of Minnesota.
Most recently, Baden served as the MN.IT Chief Information Officer
at the Department of Human Services, the largest of the executive branch state agencies with the
most significant IT footprint, including the Medicaid Management Information System, the
integrated eligibility system (MAXIS), MNsure, the State’s child support system PRISM, and the
state hospital system (known as Avatar).
Baden’s 33 years of expertise in IT governance and management
includes state service at the Department of Human Services, the Department of Employment
and Economic Development, in addition to serving as MN.IT’s enterprise architect
(then the Office of Enterprise Technology).