John Correllus Chief Data Officer John Correllus leads the Data Division as Deputy State CIO and Chief Data Officer for North Carolina. He was named to this position in April 2016. This division is focused on leveraging the state’s data assets to support informed decision-making. He is focused on expanding and integrating analytics into agency business strategies and business intelligence initiatives. In addition, he serves as Director of North Carolina’s Government Data Analytics Center (GDAC) within the Department of Information Technology. Prior to his current role, John held several technology leadership positions with the state. John previously worked as the IT Strategic Sourcing Director for the state, where he focused on partnering with the vendor community and establishing foundational sourcing practices leading to significant contractual savings. John has also served as an agency CIO for the Office of State Human Resources, delivering several successful enterprise solutions across North Carolina. He has also been in several other successful roles such as the Business Intelligence Director and GIS Manager for the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Before working for North Carolina, John worked in the private sector developing GIS solutions across the nation. John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and earned his CIO certification from the UNC School of Government.