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CHP’s Technology Chief to Be Featured at Members Briefing

Chief April Baxter, chief information officer for the California Highway Patrol, will give Industry Insider — California members an overview of the department’s technology and plans. CHP has an annual IT budget of about $100 million.

The chief information officer for the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Chief April Baxter, will be featured Thursday in an Industry Insider — California Members Briefing.

April Baxter.
April Baxter
Baxter, who was named CIO last fall, will provide Industry Insider members with an in-person review of her key IT priorities and plans for the department. CHP has more than 11,000 employees, an annual budget of $3 billion and an estimated IT budget of $100 million.

CHP’s primary mission is the management and regulation of traffic to achieve safe, lawful and efficient use of the highway transportation system. As a major statewide law enforcement agency, it also assists in emergencies exceeding local capabilities and provides disaster and life-saving assistance. It’s one of the four “core” state agencies that work on cybersecurity.

Industry Insider — California is excited that Chief Baxter has agreed to provide this briefing to our members,” said Mike Driessen, vice president of subscription services for e.Republic, parent of Industry Insider. “Whenever there is a new CIO for a large state department like CHP, it’s important to hear directly from them on their priorities and overall direction. CHP, with its 11,000-member workforce spread throughout the state, has diverse technology challenges and needs to fulfill their mission. I encourage our members who are interested in doing business with CHP to attend.”

The event will run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. Registration check-in begins at 2:30 p.m. More information and registration are available online. This event is open only to Industry Insider members. The capacity of this briefing is extremely limited, and each member company will be restricted to a maximum of two seats.