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David Cagigal

CIO

David Cagigal
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I passionately believe that the cyber safety of our infrastructure plays a critical role in the health of our democracy. Government and private enterprise CIOs play a critical role in using digital transformation, cloud-native infrastructures, and cybersecurity to create better, more performant, and (most importantly) safe services to the public.
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Transformation Journey

David is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in information technology visioning, strategic planning, and management. He is experienced in converging business strategies with ever-changing and innovative information technologies. He also identifies and implements the appropriate change management processes and risk-mitigating strategies for each unique culture. David has held executive IT positions at Alliant Energy, DeVry University, DePaul University, Maytag and Amoco that crosses multiple industries and business functions.


David Cagigal was appointed Wisconsin's CIO in late 2012 after several decades in the private sector, including stints at the oil giant Amoco, appliance manufacturer Maytag, and Midwestern power utility Alliant Energy. During his tenure as the CIO of Wisconsin, he oversaw the process of consolidating all the data centers into one facility that serviced 50 agencies. 


Lessons Learned

CIOs and CISOs must think strategically about how to adapt security to meet the demands of new technology and infrastructure. In the public sector especially, you don't have the luxury of hand-picking a partner for every security area. It's important to develop a relationship with a security partner who understands your needs, can provide a comprehensive solution, and can scale with your business needs.


State of Wisconsin