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CDT Names Chaeny Emanavin as Deputy CTO

Emanavin, a seasoned government IT leader, has been tapped to serve as the California Department of Technology's deputy chief technology officer.

The California Department of Technology (CDT) has named a new deputy state chief technology officer in Chaeny Emanavin, a nearly 30-year veteran of federal, state and private-sector IT work.
Chaeny Emanavin

Emanavin most recently served the state as director of the Office of Innovation within the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS), according to his LinkedIn profile. In his new role he will report to state Chief Technology Officer Jonathan Porat, the department confirmed.

“I’m happy to share that I started a new position as deputy state chief technology officer at California Department of Technology!” Emanavin wrote in a LinkedIn announcement on Wednesday.

His IT career spans nearly three decades and includes time with prominent state and federal government agencies including the U.S. Digital Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and CDT, among other roles.

During his time with the U.S. Digital Service, Emanavin served as the director of product, a role he also held with CDT before joining CalHHS in February 2018. He held the role with CalHHS until May 2022, when he joined the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation as a senior adviser.

Emanavin holds a bachelor of science degree in symbolic systems from Stanford University.
Eyragon is the Managing Editor for Industry Insider — California. He previously served as the Daily News Editor for Government Technology. He lives in Sacramento, Calif.