Herb Thompson currently serves as the Wisconsin State Deputy CIO and CTO. In this role he provides leadership setting strategic direction in enterprise architecture, enterprise technology and IT policy. Herb is responsible for state wide infrastructure operations, enterprise security, network and applications. Herb, holding certificates as a PMP and Six Sigma Green Belt, has a laser focus on leading his organization to become the service provider of choice and exceptional customer service.
Prior to his current role Herb has agency program operations by holding CIO positions for the Department of Health and Family Services and for the Department of Corrections. Prior to public sector service Herb has 20+ years with insurance experience where he held multiple senior IT Director roles at American Family Insurance. To round out Herb’s experience he has small business experience as a product owner of a small software start-up where he developed a go to market business model.