North Carolina names new CIO

North Carolina names new CIO

By Donna Young

GCN Staff

SEPT. 19—Michael Fenton has been appointed chief technology officer for North Carolina's Office of Information Technology Services. He joined the ITS team in June as the deputy chief technology officer.

Fenton's primary duties include portfolio management for the state, as well as overseeing electronic enterprise.

'My job is to make sure we don't reinvent the wheel,' said Fenton. '[Information technology] people have gotten into some bad habits of making things easier for ourselves rather than thinking about enterprise. It's my job to take a look at what people are doing and see if we can match things up rather that create the same thing all over again.'

Fenton said his office will oversee the creation of one common payment engine for the state.

Fenton served for two years as vice president of infrastructure for Citicorp's Seoul, Korea, office. He spent seven years in Singapore working on Johns Hopkins University Medical Center's IT infrastructure and previously worked in Japan for the Army Corps of Engineers.

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