Carol Burroughs Carol BurroughsInterim Director, Government Data Analytics Center, N.C. Department of Information Technology Carol Burroughs is a thought leader in government use of data to support informed decisions. As interim chief data officer with the N.C. Department of Information Technology, she leads the state in the development of enterprise data strategies, including management, privacy and governance across all platforms. Before taking on this role, Burroughs served as the state’s analytics director. She was instrumental in setting the course for data integration activities and developing a statewide IT strategic plan, which led to the establishment of the Government Data Analytics Center. GDAC leads North Carolina's use of integrated data, which supports public safety, fraud, compliance, healthcare and finance and enables longitudinal views for performance and policy decision analysis. During the early days of the N.C. Health Information Exchange, Burroughs served as interim executive director and assisted in the development of NC HIEA's technical foundation.