For only the third time in its history the National Association of State Chief Information Officers honored a state governor as its yearly technology champion.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, received the award Tuesday at NASCIO’s midyear conference. The state’s chief information officer, and NASCIO’s current president, Stu Davis, accepted the award on behalf of the governor, who could not attend the conference.
“Technology has been an integral part in what we’re doing in Ohio,” Kasich said in a video message that was played at the conference. ‘’It’s the crucial link between creating new businesses and next generation innovation.”