Mr Roy Varghese
Roy Varghese serves as the Assistant Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries). In this capacity, Roy is responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership in the design, development, and delivery of digital products and services that support the 4,200 NOAA Fisheries staff including scientists, policy managers, and law enforcement officers located across the country, and at the national headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Roy is focused on building an empowered, customer-centric community of IT practitioners that imagine, build, and maintain solutions that harness the power of technology innovations and partnerships that impact the mission. Since assuming the ACIO position at NOAA Fisheries in November 2017, Roy has implemented policies that increase the pace of IT modernization; designed a maturity assessment approach to identify and improve cybersecurity posture; and collaborated with stakeholders to execute a digital strategy that included modernizing Fisheries’ web presence and deploying next generation application platforms.