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Dennis Noone

Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.

Six graduate students from Sacramento and Northern California were selected in a competition judged by senior technology executives from state government.
The greater Sacramento resident has more than 20 years in sales and executive roles, and his team will cover all 50 states.
The positions are in the California Department of Social Services and the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
This state department spent just more than $3.5 million during the second quarter of 2022 on its five largest purchases of IT goods.
The open positions include a section chief and a data analytics and governance lead.
Rita Gass, chief information officer for the California Department of Employment Development, gave an overview of current priorities and future opportunities in an Industry Insider California Member Briefing.
Both positions are Career Executive Assignments and require experience in managing people and the technology supporting a variety of departmental business functions.
The longtime state executive has been elevated to a key role in her former department’s parent agency, the California Government Operations Agency. She was sworn in Monday.
The longtime tech leader has more than 30 years of service to various departments and has been recognized for his achievements with, among other honors, a CIO of the Year award.
His deep background in state government technology and executive leadership was among the attributes that prompted his new employer to seek him out for his new role as a strategic adviser and business development executive.
The department’s five largest contracts for services in the second quarter of 2022 totaled just more than $3 million.
Entities with key vacancies include those dealing with transportation, cannabis regulation, health insurance and state hospitals.
This month, we polled our members about whether you preferred in-person events or virtual presentations. And you’ve spoken.
Two departments in state government are seeking applicants for the positions, which are both classified as IT manager I roles. Both require leadership skills as well as extensive technical experience.
“My role is as a senior account manager, which includes growing the business and ensuring excellent delivery for the multiple projects we have now, primarily in the public sector,” the technology veteran told Industry Insider — California.
“It’s really a marriage made for both of us,” he told Industry Insider California. “My background was ideal for what Informatica was looking for, and I couldn’t be more excited with the products that they offer.”
The state Department of Cannabis Control is seeking a section chief, and Long Beach is recruiting for a chief innovation officer.
Roles include chief data officer, lead product owner, senior data engineer and group manager.
The new chief information officer, who will also serve as the board’s deputy executive director, has worked for several large state agencies, and he began his career in the private sector.
The award-winning technologist led the IT strategy and operations for the agency, which encompasses more than 30 departments, boards and commissions.
The positions require familiarity with business intelligence, vendor management, change management and agile project management.
During his tenure, he built a team within the California Department of Technology that served as a strike force, focusing on technology related to the COVID-19 vaccines.
The Davis resident has three decades in the tech sector, beginning with software engineering, then project management and information architecture before moving into sales, sales management and business development.
Candidates are sought for openings in the departments of Human Resources, Employment Development, and Health Care Services, and the Office of Systems Integration.
The department’s six largest purchases of IT goods in the second quarter totaled just more than $3.5 million.
The department is looking for architects, managers, business analysts and developers.
The Municipal Information Systems Association of California is holding its gathering Oct. 2-5 in Monterey, with the theme “Make IT Matter. Make IT Happen.”
Entities with key jobs in recruitment include the California Employment Development Department, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the state Franchise Tax Board, as well as the Los Angeles County Internal Services Department.
David Gerber, a serial entrepreneur and a longtime technology executive, describes his strengths as enterprise sales management, marketing, growth strategies and global alliances.
“For the first time, I’ll be coming at this from the other side of the partnership, listening and collaborating to identify and implement technology solutions that meet each group’s unique business and program needs,” Jon Kirkham told Industry Insider — California.