Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro has selected Comcast executive Amaya Capellán as the state’s new chief information officer (CIO) to lead the Office for Information Technology (OIT).
According to a press release, Capellán will lead OIT, which provides digital product strategy, technology support, and customer services to departments under the governor’s jurisdiction and independent agencies that want to use OIT’s services.
Shapiro’s office said that as part of her new role, she will lead efforts to improve online services and user experience, be responsible for policies and standards governing the management, use, and transformation of information technology resources, and direct oversight for large, enterprise-wide initiatives such as compute services, shared services, accessibility services, open data and data management, cybersecurity, innovation, and enterprise technology support.
“Amaya is a proven leader with an impressive track record of digital transformation throughout her career,” said state Secretary of Administration Neil Weaver. “Her breadth of experience delivering results in the private sector will help us advance the Shapiro Administration’s priorities for digital transformation and customer service, and further solidify Pennsylvania’s place as a leader among states in information technology.”
Before joining the state government, Capellán served as vice president of product management in Comcast’s Technology, Product, and Experience (TPX) unit. In that role, she led app strategy, identity management, and the servicing and account experience for the Xfinity app. She also oversaw the launch of the Xfinity App, which combines six apps into one unified platform.
Capellán led app strategy, identity management, and the servicing and account experience for the Xfinity app, which is available to all of Comcast’s 30 million customers. In this role she oversaw the launch of the Xfinity App, which combines six apps into one unified platform – a transformation which grew active users from one million to eight million per month.