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Industry Briefings

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.
Last week’s “Virtual Member Briefing on the New State of California Budget” yielded key themes that point to how the technology industry can help meet the priorities set by Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature.
Some details, trailer bills and housekeeping matters still remain, and until the final final budget is settled, the view remains somewhat murky: Where are the opportunities for technology? Tune in and find out.
Patrick Dennis told attendees at a recent Techwire Member Briefing that his department is focused on data as a way to operate more efficiently while enhancing public access to the state’s 279 park properties.
John Ohanian, CDO and director of the Center for Data Insights and Innovation, discusses laying the groundwork to bring high-quality data together for services across the state.
State Chief Information Officer Amy Tong and Chief Technology Officer Liana Bailey-Crimmins updated attendees Friday on several far-reaching IT projects and initiatives now underway. They spoke at the Techwire State of Technology California Industry Forum.
Bringing all remaining state agencies and departments into the state’s accounting and budget system means robotic process automation and end-user training will offer key opportunities for vendors to help.
In a virtual Techwire Member Briefing, state Chief Technology Innovation Officer Rick Klau laid out his plans as his Office of Enterprise Technology moves to grow its staff by almost 50 percent.
The California secretary of state’s office is among many that received funding for IT and innovation projects in the new Fiscal Year 2021-2022 state budget, officials with e.Republic said during a recent virtual briefing for Techwire members.
In a virtual Techwire Member Briefing, state Chief Information Security Officer Vitaliy Panych reviewed how cybersecurity has changed in the past year — and how it must continue adapting to new and expanded threats.
Vitaliy Panych, the state’s chief information security officer, will recap the past year and offer a look into the future, which includes plans to expand the capabilities of the California Cybersecurity Integration Center. Techwire members won’t want to miss his conversation with Alan Cox, executive vice president of Techwire parent e.Republic.
In breakouts of e.Republic’s “Beyond the Beltway” virtual conference Thursday and Friday, the chief information officers for San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles County – Linda Gerull, Rob Lloyd and Bill Kehoe, respectively – talked about how dramatically the abilities of local governments have changed in the year since the COVID pandemic struck.
Moving to the cloud doesn’t always make sense or pencil out, the municipal IT leader said, presenting issues for officials to examine as they consider the journey.
Bill Kehoe told a Techwire audience that those seeking to do business with the nation’s largest county should know that “data is the differentiator” between a vendor’s success and failure.
The COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires and the Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) have shaped the state’s priorities and challenged the state to accelerate modernization and digitization efforts. Looking forward, it will be these issues, combined with a challenging budget environment, that will define the IT outlook for 2021.
The IT chief for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said in a Techwire Member Briefing that innovation is more important than ever as the bus/rail agency navigates COVID-19 restrictions and seeks to bolster its cybersecurity and data-sharing capabilities.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is poised to begin a "rotational" return to the office as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic wears on, its chief information officer said during a Techwire Virtual Member Briefing. The department is also working to make its IT infrastructure more modern and robust.
California's Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget, which the Legislature must approve by June 15, is already bringing bad news to IT, but could spell opportunity in telework and elsewhere, two state department CIOs said during a Techwire Virtual Industry Briefing.
Chief Scott Howland told a Techwire audience that while speeders are speeding faster than ever, the CHP's technology is proceeding apace to the cloud.
CalPERS’ Chief Information Security Officer Liana Bailey-Crimmins and Chief Information Officer Christian Farland discussed how it connects with IT vendors and shared top tech priorities during a recent Techwire Member Virtual Briefing.