Adita Karkera, Deloitte

Adita Karkera, CDO Executive advisor & Fellow with the AI Institute For Government, Deloitte

Adita Karkera has over 21 years’ experience at the intersection of data, 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 CDO Executive Advisor and a Fellow with the AI Institute for Government with Deloitte Consulting. Previously, Karkera served as the Deputy State 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 leader in data management. Karkera has also served on Governor Hutchinson’s COVID-19 Technical Advisory Board. She was one of the 11 inductees named to the 14th class of the Arkansas Academy of Computing & honored by Arkansas Money & Politics (‘Tech Titan’) for her contributions to computing in Arkansas. She has also been nationally recognized by GovTech Awards (‘Top 25 Doers Dreamers Drivers’), StateScoop 50 Awards and Women in IT Awards (as ‘Data Leader of the Year’) for her exemplary work.

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