New state chief information officer confirmed by Senate

Photo courtesy Sen. Kalani J. English. Keoni Kali is third from the left.

Keoni Kali has been confirmed by the Senate on Monday as the Chief Information Officer for the Hawai’i Office of Information Management and Technology.

He previously served as the state’s deputy CIO for operations and was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie to fill outgoing CIO Sanjeev Bhagowalia’s position when he was appointed as Chief Advisor for Technology and Cyber-Security.

Kali’s career history includes serving as the Director of Information Technology and acting Chief Technology Officer for the Pacific Disaster Center on Maui and the CIO for the City of Beverly Hills.

He has nearly twenty years of experience in information technology, business development and management.

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