Michael Cockrill is the Washington State Chief Information Officer and Director of Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech). He oversees the state’s strategic information technology (IT) vision, evaluates state agencies’ IT spending and major technology projects, and establishes IT policies across state government.

A nine-year veteran of Microsoft, Michael also has more than 20 years’ experience building software and software companies in the private sector including PhotoRocket, Atlas Accelerator, Mixxer, and Qpass.