26 Jan Oskar Anderson to succeed Miszewski as head of state technology division
Madison, Wis. – Oskar Anderson, chief information officer for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue since 2001, has been named to succeed Matt Miszewski as administrator of the state Division of Enterprise Technology.
Anderson, who is on vacation this week, will join the Department of Administration after Miszewski leaves state government at the end of Feburary. His appointment was confirmed this morning in an e-mail to the DOA staff.
The DET is part of the Department of Administration now headed by Secretary Michael Morgan, who is Anderson’s former boss at the Department of Revenue.
“I first got to know Oskar when I was Secretary of the Department of Revenue, and I am confident that he has the right blend of vision and experience necessary to be successful in this job,” Morgan said in a statement. “Oskar brings over 36 years of information technology know-how to DOA, and he will ha s hard everyday to ensure that Wisconsin’s information resources are performing for our state agencies and citizens.”
Miszewski, who was appointed to the DET administrator position in 2003, has announced that he will leave the post at the end of February to pursue opportunities in the private sector.
Anderson will inherit the division at a time when state information technology projects, the subject of a state audit, are under scrutiny for cost overruns and delayed implementations.
Prior to joining the Department of Revenue, Anderson worked in the private sector as a systems and management consultant, but he had prior experience in government. Early in his career, he was the CIO of the Alberta, Canada Solicitor General Department for six years. He earned a degree in computer science education at the University of Alberta.
Anderson has spent most of his career managing large applications development projects, including the first integrated motor vehicle system and one of the first adult offender tracking systems. He also was involved in the first project that electronically linked driver and vehicle records across separate jurisdictions.
He has taken on a number of management consulting assignments, most notably as a member of the team that helped set up the Canadian Center for Justice Statistics.
Anderson also has led major business process re-engineering and strategic planning projects for transportation, corrections, and policing organizations.
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