As part of Industry Insider — California’s ongoing efforts to educate readers on state agencies, their IT plans and initiatives, here’s the latest in our periodic series of interviews with departmental IT leaders.
California, Colorado, Louisiana and Connecticut have committed to partner with Code for America’s recently launched Safety Net Innovation Lab in the first of three phases to help transform how such services are delivered to the public.
Beth Cousins is chief information officer at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), a position she has held since Feb. 18, 2020 – less than a month before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. As previously reported by Industry Insider – California, she will step down from her role May 20 to join Yellow Wood Recovery in Rancho Cordova as chief operating officer. Her daughter is CEO there.
Industry Insider – California is pleased to welcome Slalom Consulting to the Industry Insider – California family. Slalom Consulting is a worldwide consulting company that centers its work on strategy, technology and business transformation. Backed up by hubs of regional innovation, partnerships with top tech providers and a global culture of collaboration, the company’s teams move fast in 42 markets around the globe. Founded in 2001, Slalom Consulting, which is headquartered in Seattle, has grown to more than 12,500 staffers. The company has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For six years in a row and is also regularly recognized by employees as a best place to work. For more information visit slalom.com.
Techwire is pleased to welcome immixGroup, An Arrow Company, to the Techwire family. Arrow Electronics’ public-sector practice, operating as immixGroup, is a leading value-added IT distributor that delivers technology solutions to the public sector through a wide partner ecosystem that includes more than 300 manufacturers and 1,200 solutions providers. Since 1997, the company has helped manufacturers and solutions providers with the resources they need to navigate the dynamic government IT landscape, address their complex challenges and architect best-of-breed solutions. Arrow, with 20,700 employees and 2021 sales of $34.48 billion, guides innovation forward for more than 220,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers around the world. For more information, visit www.immixgroup.com or contact Ceren Öney.
Techwire is pleased to welcome ScienceLogic to the Techwire family. ScienceLogic is a leader in IT operations management, offering modern IT operations with actionable insights to enable clients to predict and resolve problems quicker. It enables digital transformation by eliminating the difficulties of managing complex, distributed IT services. The company’s IT infrastructure monitoring and AIOps platform enable visibility across a variety of architectures including multi-cloud and distributed, and contextualize data via relationship mapping, acting on this insight through integration and automation. ScienceLogic’s technology meets the security requirements of the United States Department of Defense and has been proven for scale by some of the world’s largest service providers. For more information visit sciencelogic.com.
The IT Division of California Correctional Health Care Services deploys the IT infrastructure and clinical IT systems that support the delivery of medical, dental and mental health-care services at all 34 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation institutions statewide.
Techwire is pleased to welcome Twilio to the Techwire family. Twilio powers personalized interactions and trusted global communications to connect you with customers and transform the customer experience. Twilio is a single platform with flexible APIs for any channel, built-in intelligence, and global infrastructure to support you at scale. It quickly integrates powerful APIs to start building solutions for SMS and WhatsApp messaging, voice, video, and email, and it offers contextual data, flexible workflows and seamless cross-channel communications. For more information about Twilio’s work in state and local government, contact Sheila Kruesel or Amy Weber. For more information about Twilio’s work in higher education, contact Bill Evanow. For more information, visit twilio.com.
Wendy Weaver, chief information officer for the California Department of Conservation, says her team is in the infancy of a sprawling undertaking to transform how data is captured, stored, governed and shared.
Techwire is pleased to welcome Nasuni to the Techwire family. Nasuni offers a software-as-a-service platform that combines file and object storage to deliver “simplicity, scale and savings.” Nasuni lets users restore millions of files from the most recent point before an attack with offerings including file backup and recovery, NAS file and server consolidation, global file-sharing and collaborating, disaster and ransomware recovery, cloud modernization and remote-work capabilities. Options include AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. For more information, visit nasuni.com or contact Karl Sery.
The emphasis of this event will be on the following job classifications: Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Staff Services Manager I & II, Research Data Specialist I & II, Health Program Specialist I & II, and IT Specialist I & II.
Kevin See is deputy chief information officer at the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), a position he has held since August 2016. He was previously director of enterprise infrastructure at DWR, and before that, was chief information officer at the California Department of Conservation for more than eight years of a nearly 10-year interval at that entity. See’s state career spans approximately 18 years – punctuated by more than five years as principal consultant for the National Council on Teachers’ Retirement – and also includes more than six years at the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, where his roles included project director and director of web development.
Techwire is pleased to welcome Laserfiche to the Techwire family. Laserfiche, a leading software-as-a-service provider of intelligent content management and business process automation, enables companies to gain control of their information and business processes. Its intuitive, on-prem and cloud solutions for document management and process automation help boost productivity and efficiency and guide strategic decision-making for entities seeking to become digital workplaces. In business more than three decades, Laserfiche’s cloud-first development perspective delivers cutting-edge work in machine learning and artificial intelligence that lets companies in more than 80 countries and industries including government, education and health care become digital. For more information, visit laserfiche.com.
Roughly one year after launch, the nonprofit is being used by 10 states including California. The growing government user base may help encourage more vendors to undergo the necessary StateRAMP cybersecurity audits.
Do you want to learn more about what major funding and market opportunities are available for state and local government? Join us on March 22 for a 30-minute virtual event where we will share gov tech spending predictions for 2022 ¯ insights you can use to build your sales and marketing strategies for the year. Market experts Joe Morris and Dustin Haisler will be joined by special guests Gary Leikin, chief executive officer at SimpliGov, and Cathilea Robinett, chief executive officer at e.Republic. Register here.
Techwire is pleased to welcome MuleSoft to the Techwire family. MuleSoft is used by organizations across industries to realize speed, agility and innovation at scale. Through API-led connectivity, customers unlock business capabilities to build application networks that deliver exponentially increasing value. MuleSoft is the only unified platform for enterprise iPaaS and full life cycle API management, and it can be deployed to any cloud or on-premises with a single runtime. To learn more, visit MuleSoft.com or contact Scott Reilly or Trevor Marshall.
Techwire is pleased to welcome Xerox to the Techwire family. In business more than a century, Xerox’s differentiated business solutions and financial services empower clients 24-7 across the globe. From its considerable position in print technology, the company has expanded to software and services, meeting today’s workforce where it lives. Xerox scientists and engineers work to carry on that legacy of innovation via disruptive technologies in areas including augmented reality, robotic process automation, Industrial Internet of Things and cleantech. For more information visit xerox.com or contact Michelle M. Yoshino.