The IT Executive Steering Committee (ITESC)
In April 2013, Governor Walker issued
Executive Order # 99, establishing the Governor's Information Technology Executive Steering Committee (ITESC). The ITESC determines enterprise IT and IT procurement strategies, policies, direction, and standards for state agencies. The committee is responsible for the effective and efficient application of IT assets across state agencies in order to optimize value, create innovation, and provide cost-effective delivery of services to state constituents. The committee establishes enterprise IT strategies, policies, direction and standards and has decision-making authority over other IT governance and advisory groups in the state.
Guiding principles for the IT Executive Steering Committee:
Align enterprise IT with business strategy
Reduce duplicate and unnecessary IT spending
Leverage IT assets: people, process, infrastructure and technology
Set IT Strategy and IT Principles to enable business transformation
Make wise enterprise IT investments
Ensure interoperability and use of common systems to gain efficiencies
Leverage Lean principles to eliminate waste
Utilize a standard governance framework
Provide executive leadership over enterprise business and IT initiatives delegated to the committee
The Wisconsin Information Technology Directors Council (ITDC)
The Information Technology Directors Council (ITDC) provides guidance on matters of IT planning and utilization, examines questions of broad concern and interest among IT managers, and facilitates sharing and cooperation.
The council creates opportunities for IT leaders to come together for the exchange of business, managerial and technical information, and discussion of experiences and ideas that lead toward the general improvement of IT services in Wisconsin state government.
IT Collaboration Centers is a new initiative with agency representatives and will start with the expertise of Document Management and Security. Click here for the whole story on the IT Collaboration Centers.
eGovernment Business Management Team
The eGovernment Business Management Team (EBMT) provides oversight for the state of Wisconsin self-funded portal contract with WI Interactive Network (WIN) and advises the ITESC on all issues concerning the portal. Membership includes representation from 10 agencies.
Developing portal standards and procedures
Advising the ITESC and other groups
Encouraging agency participation in portal
Ensuring diversification of revenue stream and sustainability of portal
Identifying, reviewing, approving, and prioritizing projects
Reviewing annual business and technology plans and for ITESC approval
Reviewing monthly financial and project reporting
Escalating policy and fee issues to ITESC