Michael Hussey

Chief Information Officer, Utah Department of Technology Services

Michael Hussey serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Utah. While a student at the University of Utah, Hussey began his IT career working in the Marriott Library as a help desk assistant providing support to patrons of the computer lab. He was later promoted to network manager and, in that capacity, created the largest CD-ROM database network in the nation. His prior work with the State of Utah includes managing network servers, email servers, routers and switches, and providing desktop support services. In partnership with legislative IT staff, he helped develop a solution to stream the audio from the Utah House and Senate floors to the internet. Hussey was part of a team that designed, developed and implemented Utah’s centralized voter database. Hussey attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He completed numerous technology courses and holds certificates in network administration. Hussey has a passion for learning and enjoys staying current on emerging technologies. He also enjoys playing county recreation slow-pitch softball and is a loyal University of Utah sports fan.


The Truth about IT: Adding Value to the Business. For an information technology (IT) project to be successful, it’s necessary to stay in budget, on time, and within scope. But does it really add value to the business? We start IT projects too quickly, often without really understanding the true business problem – which results in poor requirements, increased scope, rework, delays, etc. Learn how Utah’s Department of Technology Services is moving from being a technical service provider to a partner that can help identify the business problem and develop the correct technical solution.