Dish Appoints Colorado State CIO as Chief Digital Officer
Dish appointed Suma Nallapati to Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Digital Officer (CDO), reporting to Dish Chief Information Officer (CIO) Atilla Tinic. Nallapati currently serves on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s cabinet as Secretary of Technology and State CIO. She will join Dish in mid-January when Colorado Governor-Elect Jared Polis assumes the office.
Nallapati will lead Dish’s application delivery and digital strategy implementation. Her technology portfolio will include sales, e-commerce, customer and partner management, billing, and other various operational support systems.
Nallapati was appointed Colorado CIO, a state cabinet-level position, by Governor Hickenlooper in 2014. Nallapati began her Information Technoloy (IT) career as a programmer for Dish in 1997. Nallapati was named “CIO of the Year” earlier this month by the Colorado Technology Association. Nallapati was also named a 2017 Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado honoree by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.