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Manu Tandon, Secretariat Chief Information Officer at the Executive office of Health and Human services, was named one of the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders of the World. The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. Each year, a large number of candidates are nominated and 100 honorees are selected on the basis of how they mentor and motivate their IT teams and colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies.

As the Secretariat CIO for Massachusetts’ EOHHS, Manu Tandon has served the Secretariat as an agent of change to help accomplish its mission through strategic development, effective use, and operationalization of technology both in health care and human service sectors. He is responsible for IT for 15 state HHS agencies including Medicaid, public health, disability services, means based programs and children and youth services, with a total budget of about $14 billion.

Specific achievements highlighted as part of the recognition included development of a justice management system used as a youth case management and financial management tool at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. The new IT system enhanced the state’s ability to track financial data and has already resulted in upwards of $7 million in additional federal financial reimbursement for the state from a $4 million investment. Additionally, Manu was recognized for saving over $4 million by bringing in alternate solutions, leveraging buying power and knowledge gained across multiple efforts to deliver significant saving on a cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service solution.

Manu holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from India, a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University.

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