Suma Nallapati


As Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for DISH, Sumana (Suma) Nallapati leads DISH’s application delivery and digital strategy implementation. Her technology portfolio includes sales, e-commerce, customer and partner management, billing and other various operational support systems.

Suma is an accomplished technology leader and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in establishing and executing value driven global IT service strategy and delivery. Most recently she was Colorado’s Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer positioning the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) as a leader in IT innovation for state government. Suma began her IT career as a programmer for DISH in 1997.

Suma was named CIO of the Year in 2018 by the Colorado Technology Association and to the 2018 Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business class. She was named a 2017 Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado honoree by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and was chosen as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2015.

Prior to public service, Suma served as Associate Vice President of Service Delivery at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest healthcare networks, where she led service delivery operations leading distributed teams that included data center and network operations, service desk and end user computing. Previously, Suma worked at TeleTech where she served as the Global Director of Enterprise applications.

She earned a master’s degree in nuclear physics from the Andhra University India, a Professional Management certification from Mountain States Employers Council and a Project Management certificate from the Project Management Institute. Suma has made Colorado her home for the past 22 years along with her husband Srinivas and two children. She is actively involved with several charities around health and education