The Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology has appointed Dessa Gypalo as its new Chief Data Officer. Gypalo will start working to further develop a culture of data and to lead in creating a strong foundation of data analytics for the State of Illinois – DoIT. Prior to her employment at State of Illinois – DoIT, she served as the inaugural Chief Data Officer for Cook County, Illinois where she created a holistic approach to solving big problems with people, data, and technology.
Gypalo is an experienced data executive with more than a decade of experience in political campaigns, non-profits, and public sector. Her focus is on designing and implementing sustainable and scalable data programs.
Gypalo’s leadership and extensive experience in data and technology shall be a great addition to Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology’s move of creating a culture of data for the organization.