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An Insider's View of Digital Transformation


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Since taking the helm at the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) in early 2019, Anil Cheriyan has overseen some of the federal government’s most sweeping efforts to modernize the way agencies do business and deliver services for citizens and customers. While agencies are making unprecedented investments in IT, TTS is helping them develop and share best practices through programs like the Centers of Excellence initiative, while making strides to recruit and retain top technology talent.

Join Bloomberg Government federal market analyst, Chris Cornillie, for a one-on-one conversation with TTS Director, Anil Cheriyan, to explore the most sought after questions about federal IT modernization:

  • What are federal agencies’ priorities for replacing or augmenting paper-based services with digital ones?
  • How can agencies take advantage of technologies like robotic process automation and machine learning?
  • How can agencies secure their software supply chains without sacrificing speed?
  • What’s ahead for the Centers of Excellence initiative?
  • How can industry get involved in the federal government’s digital transformation efforts?


Chris Cornillie
  • Federal Market Analyst
  • Bloomberg Government

Chris Cornillie is a federal market analyst with Bloomberg Government. Cornillie provides expert analysis on articifical intelligence, cloud, and IT modernization. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he specialized in cybersecurity and information technology at Gartner, a leading advisory and consulting firm, and at Atlantic Media and the Aspen Institute. Chris received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. Follow me @ChrisCornillie.

Anil Cheriyan
  • Deputy Commissioner Federal Acquisition Service And Director
  • General Services Administration

Anil Cheriyan is the Deputy Commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and Director of the Technology Transformation Services (TTS). The Technology Transformation Services applies modern methodologies and technologies to improve the public’s experience with government. TTS helps federal agencies build, buy and share technology to achieve their digital transformation and modernization goals. 
Mr. Cheriyan was appointed as Director of TTS in January 2019. In this position, he oversees the Presidential Innovation Fellows, 18F, the Office of Products and Programs, and the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence along with offices that provide support across TTS.  

Prior to joining GSA, Mr. Cheriyan was the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at SunTrust Banks, where he led the transformation of the banks’ digital, data, and operations. Prior to SunTrust, he led several consulting practices at IBM and PwC Management Consulting, where he drove the business and technology transformation for the firms’ strategic clients. 
Mr. Cheriyan earned his Master of Science and Master of Philosophy Degrees in Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Imperial College in London, UK. He has been the recipient of numerous industry awards throughout his career, including IDC CIO 100, Computerworld Premier 100 Leader, and Enterprise CIO of the Year.