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Jonathan Porat.

Jonathan Porat

California State Technology Officer

Jonathan Porat was named California's state chief technology officer in December 2022. Previously, he has served as a policy analyst in the federal Office of Management and Budget, as an economist for the U.S. Small Business Administration, and as the city of Seattle's technology client engagement manager.

“Now, in one of our largest policy updates in a decade, CDT has aligned the state’s cloud strategy with the federal government’s Cloud Smart approach,” writes state Chief Technology Officer Jonathan Porat.
“California’s Digital Strategy showcases how CDT is taking the lead in government technology by prioritizing resident-focused digital services now and in the future,” writes Jonathan Porat, the state’s chief technology officer as of June.
“When we design new technology, we invest the time into understanding how residents with different abilities and needs from their government might navigate a website or utilize a service.”