The State CIO created an enterprise Innovation Program that is focused on working with the 2,100 IT staff across all departments, boards, councils, etc in the executive branch of State government. The organization has the unique benefit of having staff positioned in each agency that delivers services (and data) to all Minnesotans.
There are some key focuses that affect citizens directly which are already underway:
1) an enterprise mobile strategy to restructure content and services following responsive design practices for device-independent accessibility
2) a data governance initiative that will deliver public data through APIs and other public access points
The program is only getting started. We need to create a beacon to the community that this program is here to serve citizens.
A discussion by the community this website is intended to serve would benefit our ability to create a website that brings direct value to that community.