Richard Appleyard

Richard is a seasoned Technology Leader in IT Operations, Application Development & Web Management, with a foundation in Informatics Research. He is currently the CIO at the Oregon State Police (OSP) where he leads over 40 technical staff to ensure that technology services are delivered reliably, effectively and efficiently. He is Chief Technical Advisor to Executive Leadership Team providing leadership, vision and coordination for enterprise-level information technology and resource management across all OSP divisions, programs, and business units. Richard is currently focused on planning and implementing an IT Security Program to ensure the reliability, redundancy and sustainability of OSP’s statewide information systems.

Richard is an emerging Technology Ethicist and IT Futurist with a passion for being more thoughtful with how IT is implemented. He is a proponent of Holistic Technology Management that looks for the potential “butterfly effect,” and the unseen opportunities and unintended consequences of today’s technology advances. Richard has a Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, a PhD in Biochemistry / Biophysics from Washington State University and completed a Post-doctorate in Medical Informatics (Information and Data Science) at Oregon Health Sciences University where he focused on Consumer Health Informatics and the usability of patient information systems. Richard just took over as President of the Portland Chapter of SIM (Society of Information Management) in April 2020.