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David Adkins, PhD, CISSP

David Adkins, PhD, CISSP

Chief Information Officer at NYSERDA


 Dave is CIO at the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). He is responsible for managing the Authority's Information Technology, Data Governance/Architecture and Web Operations units and is responsible for implementing and maintaining technology and security systems. Prior to joining NYSERDA in 2018, he oversaw End User Services for NYS Information Technology Services, supporting over 120,000 end-users across the executive branch agencies. Prior to state service, he was the CTO for the New York State Bar Association and the director of IT for the New York State United Teachers.

David currently holds industry certifications including CISSP, CISA, PMP, ITIL & COBIT. He received a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration and Doctorate in Information Science from the University at Albany. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Information Technology and Cybersecurity at UAlbany, University of Maryland and University of Dayton.  He also serves on the advisory board for Hudson Valley Community College’s CIS program and is on the board of directors at several non-profit organizations.