Russell Castanargo

Director of Digital Transformation, State of Colorado, OIT

As the Director of Digital Transformation for the Colorado Governor’s Office Of Information Technology, Russell drives services that delight OIT customers, thereby enhancing the lives of all Coloradans.  Russell is an eCommerce Revolutionary and the CEO of Wampei, Inc (wampei.com) a company dedicated to bringing electronic peer-to-peer payments to any business, regardless of credit, race, religion, age, origin and with or without a bank or third-party.  His experience ranges from one of the first US eCommerce applications in the 1990’s to ePhilanthropy solutions to eGovernment solution portals. Throughout it all, the commerce component was always there. From 2003 through 2016 Russell headed the eGovernment team that ran eHawaii.gov. His team implemented over 120 services for Hawaii State and County government that process over $2 billion per year and launched hundreds of state government websites.