Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the Washington, DC CIO Community

Gina Guillaume-Joseph, PhD

Chief Technology Officer - Government


Gina Guillaume-Joseph, PhD is a published author and technologist with executive experience and thought leadership within the Federal and Commercial Sector. 

Gina was recently selected to be the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - Government at Workday. Gina will leverage her technology implementation experience and vast network to align Workday with the Federal Government’s Technology Transformation Strategy. Gina spent 16 years supporting our Federal Government as a contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton, L-3 Communications and The MITRE Corporation. As a Systems Engineer she was responsible for implementing key strategic frameworks, solutions and technology platforms to assist agencies such as the DoD, IRS, FDIC, DHS, VA, and SSA overcome technology gaps in delivering capabilities and value to United States Taxpayers.

Gina earned her Bachelors in Computer Science from Boston College, her Masters in Information Systems from University of Maryland Baltimore County and her Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University. Gina’s doctoral studies in systems engineering led her to develop a predictive analytics and machine learning model using data on failed and successful projects discussed in Government Accountability Office reports, public court proceedings and other reliable sources to identify and predict the root cause of software project failure. Gina currently serves as Adjunct Professor and Doctoral Research Advisor at The George Washington University. 

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What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Fostering trust and building an environment based in integrity are guiding principles.

With disruption being a key theme of the past year, where do you see your role as a CIO going in the next 1-2 years?

Workday's goal is to serve our Federal Government and my goal is to lead Workday into that space by helping to solve some of their most pressing challenges around cloud adoption, technology transformation and DEIA.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as a CIO?

Network with others who have been in the role before you and learn from their successes as well as failures.

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.

  1. I am a student pilot working to attain my private pilot's certification. 
  2. I have traveled to the Grand Canyon and back home to Virginia in a Winnebago RV. 
  3. I've skied the Matterhorn with my daughters. 

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