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The State has adopted cloud technologies and Chatbots to better serve the State of Hawaii. Hear more about the solution!


Nearly 1.5 million travelers to Hawaii have used the Safe Travels Digital Platform since the pre-travel testing program began in October. You’ll hear from the experts who collaborated on this effort that integrated this multi-layered approach in using innovative solutions that assisted to jumpstart the State’s economy.

Join us to see how collaboration between the state’s lead technology agency and private partners led to the innovation of the Safe Travels solution as we hear from the following panel:

  • Doug Murdock – CIO, State of Hawaii’s Office of Enterprise Technology Services
  • Bhanu Vellanki – COO, eWorld Enterprise Solutions
  • Joel Bongco, CTO, eWorld Enterprise Solutions


  • 10:00 AM – Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:05 AM – Solutions Overview
  • 10:20 AM – Fireside Chat
  • 10:45 AM – Q&A

Please register to secure your seat. This webinar is limited to 100 attendees. If you are unable to register, please email true@hawaiiexecutivecollaborative.org to be added to the waitlist.


Douglas Murdock has been serving as chief information officer for the State of Hawaii’s Office of Enterprise Technology Services since he was appointed by Governor Ige in 2019. He previously served as the Enterprise Technology Officer at the Hawaii State Department of Human Services, overseeing some of the state’s largest technology initiatives. Murdock was also Comptroller for the State of Hawaii, launching the successful effort to modernize the State’s antiquated payroll system.

As an Air Force Judge Advocate (attorney), Murdock was heavily involved in legal information technology, developing IT plans and program requirements for key Air Force systems. This included two years at the Air Force legal information services center, developing and programming databases and websites, implementing document management programs and gathering and prioritizing user requirements for various business applications.

Murdock also led the legal office at the Air Force’s Electronic Systems Center in Boston, providing advice for procurement of a 5 billion dollar portfolio of Air Force and Department of Defense IT system.

Murdock has a B.S. degree in economics, an M.S. in public administration and a J.D. from the University of Washington and is a retired Colonel.

As CIO, his priorities include continuing the efforts to modernize the enterprise resource planning system (human resources, payroll, time and attendance and budget and financial systems), enterprise portfolio management and workforce development.


The Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) provides governance for executive branch IT projects and seeks to identify, prioritize and advance innovative initiatives with the greatest potential to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and improve transparency and accountability in state government. ETS also supports the management and operation of all state agencies by providing effective, efficient, coordinated and cost-beneficial computer and telecommunication services such that state program objectives may be achieved.

Christine Sakuda is the executive director of Transform Hawaiʻi Government (THG), a non-profit organization that advocates for an accessible, responsive and transparent digital government that enables Hawaiʻi’s residents, communities and economy to thrive. We seek to catalyze the transformation of state government services through an empowered workforce, efficient workflows, and digital infrastructure. We are a consistent and persistent voice to keep modernization a top priority of state government.


Hawai‘i Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is a state agency under the State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Our mission is to diversify Hawai‘i’s economy by developing a flourishing technology industry that provides quality, high-paying jobs for Hawaii residents. www.htdc.org

The Entrepreneurs Sandbox is a co-working facility in Kaka’ako, owned by HTDC and managed by BoxJelly. As the “front door to innovation”, our mission is to bring together change agents in Hawai‘i to enable transformation for a more dynamic Hawai‘i through technology and entrepreneurship. www.sandboxhawaii.org

TRUE is an initiative of the Hawaii Executive Collaborative, supporting the CHANGE Framework and Movement. Driven by a partnership between the private, public sectors and the State of Hawai‘i, TRUE aims to create tech-enabled jobs by accelerating the adoption of technology. TRUE accomplishes this through collaboration and sharing of solutions to common business challenges, in turn creating more resilient companies and a thriving Hawai‘i. www.hec.org/true

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