Patrick Moore’s unique and extensive set of experiences have given him a perspective that is suited to building connections between government and technology. Having served in leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, Patrick understands how these two seemingly different worlds approach their respective challenges. Patrick believes tremendous potential exists in improving the relationship between the government and private section – potential that would ultimately benefit the citizens government is working so hard to serve.
Patrick has also been named a senior fellow with the Center for Digital Government (http://www.govtech.com/cdg/) – a recognition of his record of success in support of public service. In this capacity Patrick will share his expertise, write papers, speak at events, moderate webinars and advise both the public and private sector through specific CDG projects and programs. Patrick has also been asked to serve on the Technology Association of Georgia’s government technology board.
Prior to founding Set, Patrick served as a sales executive for Hewlett Packard, the world’s largest technology company. In this role, Patrick was responsible for business development, bid strategy and bid development for a multi-state region. During his tenure Patrick played a leading role in HP’s response to some of the largest strategic technology procurements in state government in the last four years, totaling over $1B in contract value. His experiences leading large cross functional teams, developing bid and negotiations strategies, and working closely with his potential clients, have given him a view of how the technology industry and governments can improve their communications and create outcomes that benefit the nation’s taxpayers.
Prior to joining HP Patrick served as the state of Georgia’s CIO under Governor Sonny Perdue. As Governor, Sonny Perdue focused on improving government service delivery, and set a goal of making Georgia one of the best managed states in the nation[i]. With this as a vision, Patrick led the successful turn around of the Georgia Technology Authority through a transformational consolidation strategy that resulted in the modernization and outsourcing of the state’s infrastructure and network. “Under Patrick’s leadership, GTA has transformed the state IT enterprise and made Georgia a model state for technology governance,” Governor Perdue said. “The state has changed its approach to IT service delivery and made great progress toward building a modern, secure, reliable and cost-effective technology infrastructure that is essential to enabling state government to better serve Georgians. For decades, state agencies made individual technology decisions which led to inefficiencies and duplication of efforts. Patrick’s leadership has enabled state agencies to take advantage of the benefits the marketplace has to offer, and provide better value for taxpayers.”
For this transformational approach to changing its technology delivery model, Georgia was recognized by the Center for Digital Government for its “Adaptive Leadership” during times of significant fiscal stress. Patrick was also recently selected by Government Technology as one of the nation’s “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers.” He was also selected by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of Georgia’s 2012 “40 Under 40.”
As state CIO Patrick also was responsible for governance and oversight over the state’s $250 million project portfolio and played a leading role in the successful implementation of significant state of Georgia IT projects, including a new child welfare solution, a new drivers licensing system and a new Managed Medicaid Information System.
Patrick’s knowledge of government extends beyond his tenure as state CIO. In his eight years with Governor Perdue Patrick also served as deputy chief of staff and deputy chief operating officer. Patrick also served as deputy legislative director and military liaison for the late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell. He has also served on two successful U.S. Senate races – experiences that have rounded his view of government and politics.
Patrick received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, where he was elected by his peers to deliver his class’s commencement address. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia where he lives with his wife Kristan and his two sons Matthew and McCaidan. Patrick and his family are active members of Christ the King Catholic Church where he is a lector. In his spare time Patrick helps coach his son’s baseball team and is an avid fly fisherman.
[i] According to the Pew Center on the States