Amy Bhikha is passionate about the impacts data can have on the lives of individuals, which has led her to the role of Chief Data Officer at the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), overseeing data strategy, integration, architecture and GIS. Throughout her career, Amy has been motivated by the illustration of data in understandable and innovative ways.
Prior to joining OIT, Amy was Sr. Principal, Business and Technology Advisory at Stonebridge Consulting and has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, where she established a company-wide culture of using data as a strategic asset, including creating a cross-functional data governance organization, multi-faceted data management team and project management organization (PMO).
Amy holds a master’s degree in educational technology leadership from George Washington University, a post-baccalaureate certificate in computer and information sciences from Robert Morris University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Grove City College. Prior to her 2008 move to Colorado, she lived in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Alberta and Norway. She enjoys hiking, skiing, camping and international travel.