Governing Body Spotlight

Co-Chair of the Washington, DC CIO Community

April Wiggs

Division Chief, Enterprise Project Services

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Ms. April Wiggs is a seasoned IT executive with over 25 years of impactful leadership, and a rich blend of IT and business expertise spanning both the private sector where she served as an Assistant Vice President and where she leads the enterprise project services division for the Federal Judiciary’s Chief Technology Officer. Wiggs holds a Master of Science Degree in Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and The Executive Program at Darden School of Business. In her spare time, Wiggs enjoys watching F1 Formula.

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Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.

I believed in the mission of The Third Branch of Government and wanted to use my IT transformation experience to help modernize IT in the federal judiciary.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Follow-up and follow-through.

What is the greatest challenge CIOs face today?

The greatest challenge is slow delivery of IT initiatives and projects that lead to an Agile transformation.

What is the key to success for someone just starting out as a CIO?

Understand the strategic goals of your business partners.

How do you measure success as a leader?

Delivering business value.

What is the value of being a member of the Evanta community?

The Evanta community allows you to build relationships with others in the IT Community.

Evanta Governing Body members share their insights and leadership perspectives to shape the agendas and topics that address the top priorities impacting business leaders today.

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