Sr Manager, Research
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Chris Dixon, senior manager, SLED Market Analysis, conducts targeted research aimed at shedding light on the state, local, and education (SLED) markets across multiple industries. In addition to investigating, evaluating, and tracking existing market trends, Dixon provides strategic research, analysis, market forecasting, and opportunity analysis. He also provides consultative guidance to vendors to help them capitalize on procurement opportunities.
Previously, Dixon held several positions at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) where he was instrumental in establishing and supporting the organization's in-house issues research and policy development processes. As senior issues coordinator, he oversaw NASCIO's health IT, broadband, and cybersecurity agendas, as well as built relationships with city and county CIOs and their professional organizations. During his tenure at NASCIO, Dixon's responsibilities also included supporting policy and issues committees covering information/enterprise architecture, digital government, telecommunications, and economic development. He conceived and implemented the association's Compendium of Digital Government in the States publication as well as the comprehensive member survey from which it is compiled.
Prior to NASCIO, Dixon managed the community assessment and grant-making processes for a local, non-profit health and human services funding organization. He has also worked in campaign politics at the state and local levels in the South and Midwest regions.
Dixon holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Morningside College.