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Kuldip Mohanty becomes the next chief information officer for North Dakota under Burgum



Bismarck, North Dakota – The following Chief Information Officer is from North Dakota.

Kuldip Mohanty has been appointed by Governor Doug Burgum to manage the North Dakota Information Technology department, beginning February 23.

“Kuldip brings a wealth of experience in modernizing services and transforming IT that will help the State of North Dakota become more efficient and responsive, serving citizens 24/7 with smart, easy-to-use systems,” Burgum said. “With his leadership of the outstanding team at NDIT, we look forward to building upon North Dakota’s reputation as a national leader in cybersecurity as we reduce redundancies, improve services and enhance the security of citizens’ data.”

Mohanty has about 30 years of IT expertise in the private sector. As the fifth-largest global insurance brokerage since 2020, he has led the technology modernization and transformation for HUB International Limited in Chicago.

As CIO, he oversaw the company’s enterprise business solutions strategy and oversaw IT integration to support rapid acquisition-driven development while lowering operational expenses and developing IT infrastructure. From 2018 to 2019, Mohanty held the positions of Senior Vice President of IT and CIO for North America at ManpowerGroup, a renowned provider of labor solutions. Prior to that, he worked at CNO Financial Group from 2014 until 2018 as vice president of enterprise IT strategy and services.

“It is a great honor and privilege to serve the people of North Dakota. I’m thankful to Governor Burgum for the opportunity to lead the amazing team at North Dakota Information Technology,” Mohanty said. “I look forward to building on the momentum and successes of NDIT and collaborating with all stakeholders to build a citizen-centric, frictionless customer experience.”

Mohanty graduated from Jorhat Engineering College in India with a master’s in computer applications in 1995, and from DePaul University in Chicago with a master’s in business administration in 2004. He was involved in developing corporate responsibility initiatives to enhance education and healthcare in rural India with the Abhaya Foundation and sits on the board of the Executive Service Corps in Chicago.

Greg Hoffman, who has held the position of interim CIO since December, was thanked by Burgum for his leadership. Hoffman will take over as deputy CIO once more.

More than 250,000 residents of North Dakota rely on NDIT’s technological services on a daily basis. These services include servers, storage, data, communications, cybersecurity, networks, apps, GIS, and computer hardware and software.

For NDIT, which has a $275 million operating budget, more than $500 million in projects, and 479 full-time team members organized into five teams (Customer Success, Data, Technology, Security, and Operations), the CIO provides vision, leadership, and direction. A member of the governor’s cabinet is the CIO.