Oregon State Police
Richard is a seasoned Technology Leader in IT Operations, Application Development & Web Management, with a foundation in Informatics Research. He is currently the Deputy CIO and Applications Development Manager at the Oregon Secretary of State. In addition to assisting the CIO around strategy and budget planning, he is responsible for software development team that manages a portfolio of applications for the different SOS divisions; Elections, Corporation, Audits and Archives as well as Business Services. Richard works closely with the CISO on application-level security including security scans and pen testing, identification and prioritization of security issues and remediation through security releases and security training for the application developers. He just took over as President of the Portland Chapter of SIM (Society of Information Management) in April 2020.
Richard is an emerging Technology Ethicist and IT Futurist with a passion for being more thoughtful with how IT is implemented. He is a proponent of Holistic Technology Management that looks for the potential “butterfly effect,” and the unseen opportunities and unintended consequences of today’s technology advances. Richard has a Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, a PhD in Biochemistry / Biophysics from Washington State University and completed a Post-doctorate in Medical Informatics (Information and Data Science) at Oregon Health Sciences University where he focused on Consumer Health Informatics and the usability of patient information systems.