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A New Day In HawaiiGovernor Abercrombie’s New Day vision comprises three main focus areas, one of which is Transforming Government. Under the auspices of the Governor’s  vision, the Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) is leading the business and technology transformation for the State of Hawai‘i. Under the leadership of Chief Information Officer Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, OIMT, in consultation with state agencies, and after a thorough review of national best practices and lessons learned, developed the Business and Information Technology/Information Resource Management Transformation Plan (Transformation Plan) to guide the work of the state toward achieving the New Day vision.

transformation frameworkOIMT has adopted a framework that will enable the State to translate strategic objectives into actionable projects that will deliver value to the people of Hawai‘i. Guided by the New Day vision, and aligned to the State Strategic Planning Framework now in development jointly by OIMT and the Office of Planning, the Transformation Plan will be implemented by four distinct elements:

  • The Business and IT/IRM Strategic Plan, which established the goals, objectives,  and performance metrics for the transformation from both a business and a technology perspective;
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA), which is model of the business processes, information and data, technology infrastructure, and solutions (systems) used by the State to accomplish its mission. The EA comprises as “as-is” model, a “to-be” model, and the transition and sequencing plan for getting from the former to the latter.
  • Business and IT/IRM Projects, which is where plans turn into reality, investments are made, systems and infrastructure are designed, developed, and deployed, and new approaches and technology replace old.
  • Management Oversight/Governance, which continually monitors the cost, schedule, risk, performance, scope, and strategic alignment of the transformation activities to ensure that the highest priorities are met with the highest quality solutions.

This Transformation Plan, when implemented, will:

  • Operationalize the New Day vision into an actionable, measurable plan;
  • Unify the diverse departmental approaches into one cohesive, statewide, long-range vision and framework;
  • Improve productivity and career growth opportunities for the state’s workforce;
  • Help state agencies focus on their core competencies by eliminating the duplication of common procedures;
  • Provide real value to the people of Hawai‘i in their interactions with state government;
  • Demonstrate willingness and capability of the executive branch of state government to better serve Hawai‘i’s residents, thereby enhancing the trust of state legislators, the congressional delegation, and federal agencies; and
  • Realize the promise of Hawai‘i to deliver world-class excellence with aloha.

CIO wheel

Now that the Plan is in place, OIMT’s focus will shift to implementation and operations. In addition to executing the business and technology transformation outlined in the Transformation Plan, OIMT will also perform the normal duties of a Chief Information Officer. These duties span a twelve CIO core competency areas, as shown in the diagram below (source: http://www.cio.gov). These twelve CIO core competency areas are:




  • Leadership & Management
  • Information Resources Strategy & Planning
  • IT Performance Assessment
  • Capital Planning & Investment
  • IT Project/Program Management
  • Acquisition
  • Policy & Organization
  • Process/Change Management
  • E-Government
  • Technology Management & Assessment
  • Information Security and Performance
  • Enterprise Architecture

The transformation of the State of Hawai‘i’s business and technology is a significant step toward providing the residents of Hawai‘i with better services at better value. The challenges that lie before us are many, but the New Day Vision, the Strategic Planning Framework, and the Business and IT/IRM Transformation Plan provide a roadmap to a more efficient and more effective future for Hawai‘i.