Government exec on quick hits and innovating procurement

tonyparham-newIBM veteran Tony Parham jumped from the private sector into state government two years ago, when he was chosen as the first Government Innovation Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the original job description, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick asked Parham to:


  • Be accountable for improving internal government efficiencies and using cross-boundary coordination to improve the experience of outside stakeholders (people, businesses and local government) with the Commonwealth.
  • Identify, propose financing for, and govern execution of high impact business change projects.
  • Project and monitor the cost and savings impacts of change initiatives
  • Oversee the identification of technology-infused business savings initiatives and efficiencies…

Innovation Leader editor Scott Kirsner sat down with Parham last week to talk about how he has moved the needle as the state’s first GIO.

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