NASTD Names Karen Robinson CAC Secretary: Texas IT Veteran Known for Building Bridges Between Public & Private Sectors

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Bridging the Gap for You

Across the country, state governments are battling increasingly sophisticated IT challenges even as their budgets shrink and public scrutiny grows. These demands often leave them too busy for conversations with vendors whose technology could alleviate their problems and multiply their effectiveness.

In a word, government IT leaders and private sector service providers need the same thing: a bridge

Who we are

Meet kwr

Founded by the former CIO for America's second largest state, KWR Acuity Consulting exists to help state-level decision makers connect with the vendors uniquely suited to solve their IT challenges. 

meet karen robinson, ceo

Karen Robinson is the former Chief Information Officer for the State of Texas. Now the lead consultant in her nationwide IT advisory practice, she specializes in IT integration for states and their respective agencies.

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how we work

KWR Acuity Strategies helps organizations achieve their goals

Bridging the gaps between political parties, the public-private divide and even state borders

Establishing collaborative, mutually beneficial relationships

Blending personal relationships and technical expertise for maximum value

Driving strategic thinking, fostering team dynamics and recommending suitable solutions for clients across the country

thought leadership

Karen Robinson is a respected authority in the IT world.


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