Adita Karkera, deputy chief data officer at TSS Division of Information Systems, received an Up and Comer award in the 2020 StateScoop 50 Awards. The annual awards program honors the best and the brightest who make state government more efficient and effective and the projects and people driving state government technology and cybersecurity. The Up and Comer award recognizes state government employees who made you think, “They’ll be running the show some day” and young leaders who did exceptional IT work this year.
Karkera was nominated alongside a field of 24 other nominees from across the United States.
“I am passionate about championing cross sector data sharing and for spearheading initiatives to improve the effectiveness of government programs,” Karkera said. “I am humbly honored to receive this recognition (for Aransas) from StateScoop”.
Karkera has over 20 years of experience in information technology and is currently pursuing PhD in Information Quality from the University of Arkansas. She has also been nominated for the Women in IT Data Leader of the Year Award 2020.
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