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Paulose Poovathukaran Assumes Role as Deputy CIO/Chief Data Officer at Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services welcomes Paulose Poovathukaran as the Deputy CIO/Chief Data Officer.

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services welcomes Paulose Poovathukaran as the Deputy CIO/Chief Data Officer. Poovathukaran’s appointment marks a significant milestone in the organization’s commitment to data-driven decision-making and innovation.

A Proven Leader with a Data-Driven Vision

Paulose Poovathukaran brings an extensive background in technology leadership and strategic data management to his role. His mandate involves defining and implementing a comprehensive data and analytics strategy for the organization, aligning with enterprise goals to foster data-centric decision-making across all business units.

A Wealth of Experience

Prior to joining the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Poovathukaran served as Director Advisory at KPMG US, where he provided pivotal leadership in data consumption, transformation, and cloud modernization initiatives. His expertise extended to Workiva Center of Excellence and innovation, focusing on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects.

Driving Innovation and Transformation

Poovathukaran’s tenure at Wipro Limited, spanning over 17 years, showcased his prowess in data transformation leadership. His strategic contributions included engaging startups to build data pipelines and architecture, orchestrating cloud-based modern data ecosystems, and facilitating the transition from on-premises to cloud data processing platforms for the largest banks.

Pioneering Data Solutions Architect

His expertise further extends to roles as a Data Solutions Architect and Subject Matter Expert, where he demonstrated exceptional prowess in re-aligning business processes, facilitating agile transformations, and spearheading workforce innovation within technology stacks.

A Visionary Leader and Educator

Poovathukaran holds a B. Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the College of Engineering Trivandrum and pursued advanced studies at Harvard University in Statistics and Eco-entrepreneurship. He has been recognized as an experienced technology leader, fostering innovation, enabling enterprise data analytics, and steering agile delivery methodologies.

Charting a Future in Data-Driven Innovation

Paulose Poovathukaran’s appointment at the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is poised to elevate the organization’s data landscape. His visionary leadership and expertise in technology transformation align with the department’s commitment to leveraging data for impactful decision-making and innovation.

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