Annual NASCIO Conference 2023

Oct. 18, 2023

Blue Hill Data Services once again attended the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) conference. This year the event was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, MN. More than 100 Senior State IT leaders including CIOs from various states convened to hear presentations about the future role of the state CIO organizations and to hear highlights from the recently published 2023 NASCIO State of the CIO Survey.

“NASCIO does it again, where else can you attend breakout sessions lead by the CIO’s and IT leaders from our fifty states in one place? Three and a half days of interacting with in person meetings and Q and A at each session. Great event to continue relationships and build new ones.” – Nicholas Pidick (CMO, Director of Sales)

Panels were assembled where CIOs from several contiguous states were asked to discuss current challenges and opportunities. Artificial Intelligence, specifically Generative AI, was a frequent topic of discussion at the conference. Though it is early in the game, most states believe Generative AI will be an important tool to help states address the challenges they face delivering services to their residents. The team from Blue Hill enjoyed the events, meals, and receptions where we had a chance to meet many people from the various states as well as other industry participants. It was good to speak with and learn about state CIO’s challenges and future projects. Blue Hill currently provides fully managed hosting services to multiple state governments and delivers the required services to meet these CIO challenges. Blue Hill can work with each state’s IT department to make sure these projects are completed smoothly. We look forward to the next NASCIO conference.

About Blue Hill:
Blue Hill Data Services (BHDS) is a leading Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) infrastructure services provider delivering full-service, on-shore Data Center Hosting solutions to clients worldwide. Blue Hill specializes in mainframe, open systems, and AS/400 iSeries managed hosting services; Applications Services; Colocation services; Dedicated Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Solutions. Our scalable, reliable, and secure services enable clients to focus on their core business while ensuring the most cost-effective and highest quality support 24/365 for their mission-critical business systems.
Blue Hill helps clients reduce their operating costs and minimize risk by providing fully managed data center hosting solutions, and a full array of complementary IT support services. Our highly skilled and experienced staff, world-class on-shore facilities, and reliable 24/365 services have supported clients worldwide and from all industries since 1994. Our deep technical skills and long-standing experience enable us to support our clients’ legacy environments as well as implement new technology solutions. Our differentiation is providing customized solutions, flexibility with contracts and SLAs, and personalized attention and services.