Chief Information Officer
Durga Dhanikonda oversees the effective management and execution of all information technology functions at SCO Family of Services. As SCO’s top technology infrastructure manager and security officer, he is responsible for evaluating and maintaining SCO’s existing technologies, as well as the selection and deployment of innovative solutions that support the agency’s technology and business priorities. He provides oversight to IT personnel and contracted vendors, and is responsible for managing end-user applications, network infrastructure, server and device management, computer operations, and IT help desk services, with the goal of leveraging technology to streamline operations, create efficiencies, and optimize strategic benefits.
Durga joined SCO Family of Services in March 2019 with 30 years of enterprise-wide IT management experience. Most recently, he held the position of Chief Technology Officer at Sterling National Bank, where he was responsible for IT infrastructure services delivery and technology support across the bank’s 127 locations. Previously, he was Assistant VP/Head of IT Infrastructure & Operations at Healthfirst Management Services, where he supported an enterprise of 5,000+ employees.
Durga holds multiple industry certifications, including the designations of Certified Information Security Manager (CISM,) Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Certified Netware Engineer (CNE), Citrix Metaframe Administration, and HP-UX Administration. He is a member of ISACA, an independent association that engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Durga received his Bachelor of Engineering from the Government Institute of Electronics in Secunderabad, India.
of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national mathematics performance standards
of graduates at SCO's high school for over-age, under-credited students received a NYS Regent's diploma.