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California Department of Conservation Explores Benefits of Big Data

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Department of Technology Procurement Chief Retiring

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California Department of Consumer Affairs Director Steps Down

Awet Kidane, director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs, announced he will be stepping down from his position at the end of the month.
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IT Personnel Changes Coming to California Employment Development Department

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San Francisco Entrepreneur Joins Direct Technology

Direct Technology announced Ty Parker will be joining the company's Government Solutions Group.
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Winters, Calif., Broadband Advocate Brings Rural Perspective to Assembly

As the mayor of the small town of Winters, Calif., Cecilia Aguiar-Curry advocated powerfully for computers in the schools and faster Internet speeds in her rural community. As the new Assemblymember from the 4th District, she plans to continue her push to close the digital divide.
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VMware Names Senior Manager of Systems Engineering for SLED

VMware has promoted Gary Christofferson to lead the Systems Engineering (SE) organization for its State/Local Government and Education (SLED) business, with responsibility for clients across the Western U.S.
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Deputy Director for Legislation Appointed at California Department of Technology

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TechNet Honoring 2017 Legislators of the Year

The industry group is recognizing state Sen. Ben Allen and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin during an invite-only reception Monday evening at Microsoft's office in downtown Sacramento.
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Q&A: Director of San Diego's Performance and Analytics Department Almis Udrys

In an interview with TechWire, director of San Diego's Performance and Analytics Department, Almis Udrys discussed his role with the city and trends he sees in both state and local IT.
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Microsoft Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Scott, senior vice president of Infrastructure at LinkedIn, has been named chief technology officer of Microsoft Corp.
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Office of Technology Services Preps for Leadership Transition

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Industry Coalition Names Majority Leader Ian Calderon ‘Tech Champion’

Given by industry group CompTIA, the 2017 California Tech Champion award recognizes Calderon’s consistent support and advocacy of the technology industry in the state.
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Department of Technology Adds to Project Oversight Team

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Venture Capitalist Says 2017 Looks Bright for Tech Startup Market

After a tough slog through 2016, tech startups (at least the good ones) have reason to be optimistic about the year ahead, says Scott Kupor, managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz.
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Office of Systems Integration Names Chief Deputy Director

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Fresno CIO Bryon Horn Details City's Top Tech Priorities

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Caltrans Selects Chief for New Innovation Office

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Tech Industry Group Names Executive Director for California

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Covered California Appoints Karen Johnson as Chief Deputy Executive Director of Operations

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Gov. Jerry Brown Picks New PUC Commissioners

Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of two new commissioners to the California Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday, opting not to renew the terms of Mike Florio and Catherine J.K. Sandoval, whose six-year terms come to an end Sunday.
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Oculus CEO Steps Down for Another Job Within the Tech Firm

The tech firm’s CEO and co-founder Brendan Iribe announced he’s stepping down from the position to head a new division within the company focused on virtual reality for personal computers.
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CalPERS Hunts for New Chief Information Security Officer

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Google X Founder Shifts Focus to New Workforce Training Startup

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Google X founder Sebastian Thrun talks about his new venture Udacity, which offers online courses to quickly prepare students for tech jobs.
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Tech Entrepreneur Joins San Diego City Council

Barbara Bry, one of three new members joining the council, has founded and led multiple startups and tech incubators in her career, including proflowers, Connect and atcom, which pioneered high-speed Internet access in hotel rooms.
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