Blue Hill’s Leadership at the NASCIO 2022 Event

October 17, 2022

As proud members of NASCIO, John Lalli, Chief Operating Officer and Nicholas Pidick, Executive Director, Sales of Blue Hill Data Services attended NASCIO’s 2022 Annual Conference in Kentucky October 9-12th.

Through educational and networking sessions State CIOs had the opportunity to identify leading practices and innovations to support, enable, and transform the business of state government. A main focus among the CIOs was the chance to improve and share experiences through conversion with NASCIO members, trade associations and strategic partners.

Supporting and communicating management and innovation, and information technology best practices, advances each of our state CIOs as key leaders. Discussions were had to promote and enhance the critical role of information technology in the business and continuity of state government.


During this event NASIO announced State IT Recognition awards such as, Technology Champion Award which advances the belief that IT is a transformational tool that enables positive change for citizens; State Technology Innovator Award honoring individuals who have contributed to a state’s technology through best practices, adoption of new technology, or advancements in service delivery; and the Meritorious Service Award honoring state CIOs for their leadership in state government and their dedicated to the advancement of NASCIO’s mission.


“The opportunity to meet with the state CIO’s, many on a ‘1-to-1’ basis, provided deeper insight to specific state-by-state IT business priorities, enabling we as a ‘selective’ infrastructure service provider, customize compelling solutions for individual priorities. This NASCIO 2022 was extremely well organized and productive with important take-aways for both the state CIO’s and the corporate membership such as Blue Hill.” John Lalli, Chief Operating Officer.




If you have seen one state, you have seen one state, was a clear message delivered by each state CIO.  “We cannot be cookie cutter in how we work with states, every state is different, and we should adjust how we work with each state to better meet their individual needs” Nick Pidick, Executive Director, Sales.



As a nonprofit association, NASCIO’s primary objective in the advocacy and policy arena is to provide policy-makers with insight and recommendations regarding the implications of technology-related legislation, regulations, policies, and proposals.

Advocacy and public policy actions are guided by NASCIO’s public policy principles. To advance its mission, NASCIO interacts with many interested stakeholder organizations and strategic partner associations. NASCIO develops calls to action to highlight federal government affairs, policy briefs and legislative alerts for members on key issues of importance to the association and its membership.

NASCIO’s primary advocacy efforts focus on:

  • building awareness of state IT policy issues
  • advancing the role of the state CIO
  • expanding the association’s visibility on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies

“Foster Government excellence through leadership of quality business practices, information management and technology”


About Blue Hill Data Services

Blue Hill Data Services consistently achieves 100% client satisfaction by providing Private Cloud and fully managed 24/7 data center hosting solutions, and a full array of complementary IT support services.

We deliver all services from On-Shore, USA, and since 1994 we have supported government and commercial clients; helping reduce their operating expense, eliminate capital expense, mitigate the risk of a retiring workforce, meet all regulatory compliance and audit requirements, and achieve 100% client success.

Blue Hill specializes in mainframe, and also provides multi-platform support services and infrastructure solutions. We have successfully carved out a niche in supporting Mainframe mission-critical applications. Acting as our Clients’ partner, we can support their environments either indefinitely or until they choose to get off the Mainframe, providing flexibility in reducing costs as utilization decreases.

Our differentiation is providing customized solutions, flexibility both in contract and solutions, cost effectiveness, and personalized attention. Our client’s data center environment can be hosted within Blue Hills’ private cloud facilities, or Blue Hill support services can be provided remotely to the Client’s site.

IT Managed Delivery Services and Solutions:

  • Mainframe-as-a-Service (MFaaS)
  • AS/400 – iSeries-as-a-Service
  • Server/Cloud Infrastructure Services
  • Applications Development and Maintenance Support Services
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Colocation Services
  • Remote Support
  • XyberNET Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Our deep technical skills and longstanding experience enable us to support our clients’ legacy environments as well as implement new technology solutions.

We do not force clients to upgrade or change the way they are used to doing business. This enables seamless transitions, minimizes risk, and completes migrations in shorter timeframes.

We are proud of our 100% client satisfaction.



Nicholas Pidick

Executive Director, Sales and Business Development

Blue Hill Data Services/CAPS/XyberNET

Office: 845.875.7082