Nikhil Deshpande

Chief Digital Officer, State of Georgia.
Leads the Office of Digital Services (DSGa)
Adjunct faculty at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta campus.


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Regular blogger for Digital Services Georgia


Speaking Engagements


GOVTalks Fall, Atlanta GA – November 14

Georgia Digital Gov Summit, Atlanta GA October 30-31

All Things Open, Raleigh, NC October 22-24

Acquia Engage, Boston, MA October 16-18

NASCIO, Austin, TX October 2-4

DKAN Open Data Summit, Washington DC – July 20-22

AWS Government Summit, Washington DC – June 12-14

GOVTalks Spring, Atlanta, GA – June 15

DrupalCon, Baltimore, MD – April 24-28


Acquia Engage, Boston MA Nov 3-5

DrupalGovCon, Washington DC – July 20-22

Open Source Bridge, Portland, OR – June 21-24

GOVTalks, Atlanta, GA – June 15

DrupalCon, New Orleans, LA – May 9-13


Press and Recognition

Statescoop: It’s time to prioritize your organization’s digital strategy
Commentary: Georgia’s chief digital officer says creating a digital strategy can help a state build credibility with its citizens and align with their goals.


GovTech: One-Stop Shopping for State Services On Its Way
Nikhil Deshpande, Georgia’s chief digital officer, discusses how his state is making its digital strategy more user-friendly at last week’s National Association of State Chief Information Officers meeting in Austin, Texas.


GovTech: How Can Government Deliver an Amazon-esque Service Experience to Constituents?
States at the forefront of developing a unified, customer-centric digital government experience share some of their top insights.


Statescoop: Georgia’s first chief digital officer says new role will bring expanded services to citizens
Nikhil Deshpande says his new role will be consistent with the work the state has been doing, but he will also bring digital services to residents in new ways.


Perspectives with Condace Pressley
Episode 3.27.16 focuses on the benefits of using WSB’s Condace Pressley interviews GeorgiaGov Director Nikhil Deshpande, and Editorial Director Bethany McDaniel.


Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress
Atlanta’s NPR station, WABE, talked with GeorgiaGov Director Nikhil Deshpande, and Editorial Director Bethany McDaniel about the redesign and benefits of


Dana Barrett Show: Nikhil Deshpande talks State IT Infrastructure
Dana Barrett discusses IT infrastructure in Georgia with GeorgiaGov Director Nikhil Deshpande.


Entrepreneurship and innovation in state government: The story behind GeorgiaGov
GeorgiaGov Director Nikhil Deshpande, and Marketing Director Peter Lee explain the benefits of the GeorgiaGov Interactive platform.