As Government Innovation Officer (GIO) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Tony advised the Governor and executive branch leaders on identifying, funding and executing high impact business change projects. As the first chief innovation officer for the Commonwealth, the GIO was accountable for improving internal government efficiencies and for the improved experience of outside stakeholders including residents, businesses and municipal governments.
As Managing Director of TKG Management Consulting, Tony is experienced in leading high profile, global initiatives.
Tony has worked for (and consulted to) a variety of renowned corporations, including: Analysis Group, AT&T, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Clintara, CrossTech Ventures, Harte-Hanks, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lotus Development Corporation, Mattapan Community Health Center, Microsoft, New Marketing Labs, Quantum Associates and The Pulse Network.A charismatic communicator, Tony has been a keynote speaker on a variety of topics.
fostering partnerships with startups
Web app enabled citizens to calculate the personal financial impact of government policies.
Web based innovation crowdsourcing platformiCatalyst case study
Use-case testimonial from Commissioner of MA Department of Revenue
Created and led nimble team of Innovation Fellows to identify and execute impactful projects.
For Clintara, won audience’s award for Best Innovative Case Study Presentation.
Press & Publications
Parham brings innovation to Massachusetts government
Tony Parham, Massachusetts’ government innovation officer, was one of the first chief innovation officers at the state level.full article
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Innovation Fellows Program
Inspired by the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellowship, Massachusetts has launched its own version of the program…full article
Innovation Leader Magazine profile
IBM veteran Tony Parham jumped from the private sector into state government, when he was chosen as the first Government Innovation Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusettsfull article
Weaving Information into the Fabric of Government
For anyone who’s ever stood in line at the DMV, the idea that government can be innovative might seem laughablefull article
Arizona State University doctoral study of MA GIO position
Tony Parham: Fostering Innovation DNA in the Commonwealth of Massachusettsfull article
StateScoop 50 Awards Honor Government’s Best
The StateScoop 50 Awards honor the best and brightest who make state and local government more efficient and effective.full article
Tony Parham on Starting Up the Massachusetts Government Innovation Office
Tony Parham was named the state’s first government innovation officer by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2012.full article
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