During the past 20 years in the public and private sectors, Sean McSpaden has gained operational experience and leadership skills at the executive and management levels. His background includes the start-up and management of several small businesses. His public service experience includes progressively responsible positions as an IT analyst, and in statewide coordination, management and leadership positions with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS).
Sean currently serves as Oregon’s Deputy State Chief Information Officer. Sean also serves as the Deputy Administrator for the DAS Enterprise Information Strategy and Policy Division. In that capacity, Sean oversees the division’s administrative operations including planning, budgeting, contracting, personnel, and performance management, and oversees the operation of the Geospatial Enterprise Office, Economic Recovery Executive Team and IT Investment and Planning sections.
In July 2006, Governor Kulongoski appointed Sean to a three-year term as the DAS representative on the State Interoperability Executive Council (SIEC). From February 2006 to December 2007, Sean also served as the chair of the SIEC’s Technical Committee and as a member of the SIEC Executive Committee.
Since September 2009, Sean has been actively involved in the US Department of Homeland Security’s Virtual USA initiative. As part of this work, Sean served as the Technical Working Group Chair for the Virtual USA Pacific Northwest Pilot – a collaborative effort to develop a common operating picture for emergency management for Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Since January 2011, Sean has served as Oregon’s representative to the FEMA Region X Regional Interagency Steering Committee – (RISC) GIS Subcommittee.
Among other topics, Sean and his team are very involved in assessing how Cloud-based solutions might best be deployed across Oregon state government. In addition, Sean currently serves as a government advisor to the TechAmerica Foundation’s Cloud for State and Local Government Commission.
In 2010, Sean co-led a multi-agency team that established Oregon’s state price agreement for Software as a Service (SaaS) Email and related services. In addition, Sean co-sponsored a series of multi-agency email workshops which led to the adoption of a Statewide Email Consolidation Roadmap designed to dramatically reduce the number of email systems deployed across state government.
In 2011, Sean co-led the deployment of data.oregon.gov via the use of a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. Sean also serves on a four (4) state team that issued an RFI and RFP on GIS Cloud Computing Services and is currently pursuing the execution of a multi-state contract through the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) in the coming months. Sean’s team led the deployment of Oregon’s Dedicated SaaS Email environment, authored Oregon’s Software as a Service (SaaS) Strategy, and is in the process of completing an initial study on alternative approaches for deploying desktop office productivity tools across Oregon state government (including Desktop Virtualization and Cloud-based solutions).
Sean holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Management from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. He is a 2006 graduate of the Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management’s Certificate of Public Management Program. Sean completed Oregon’s project management certification program in 1999 and enterprise architecture certification program (TOGAF) in 2008. Sean is a member of several professional organizations including the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
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