Innovate Ohio Looks to Modernize Public Services
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The new organization in the Buckeye State, led by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, aims to improve data sharing and the use of blockchain, among other initiatives.
Ohio is a state steeped in history and is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents. However, newly elected Gov. Mike DeWine wants to bring state government into the future — or at least the modern day.
One of DeWine’s new initiatives, which he promoted last year on the campaign trail, is called Innovate Ohio, an effort designed to modernize state services. While the program is still being developed, early indications are that it will focus on using data to transform state services and will look to incorporate blockchain technology. The effort is being led by Lt. Gov Jon Husted, who previously served as secretary of state.