Adita Karkera, Deputy Chief Data Officer, State of Arkansas
Adita Karkera has over 20 years’ experience in business and information technology. She has a proven record of successes in implementing data strategies, policies & technology to solve business problems. Karkera currently serves as a committed Deputy Chief Data Officer for the State of Arkansas pioneering a data driven culture in the state. Karkera’s emphasis for advancing data sharing and spearheading initiatives to improve the effectiveness of government programs and decision-making has sculpted her into a principal expert and passionate state leader in data management. Karkera was recently inducted as a fellow of the Arkansas Academy of Computing for her contributions to computing in Arkansas. She has also been recognized by StateScoop and Women in IT Awards for her exemplary work. She is a Certified Public Manager, Arkansas Governmental Manager, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Information Quality from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.