Joe Morris

With a freshly signed $202 billion state budget, the question being asked in the IT sector is, “What will be its impact on information technology spending?”

Though we know that the new budget will fund several technology projects and initiatives, how will that break down at the department level? Joe Morris, e.Republic’s* vice president of Research, will offer insights into these questions and more in “2020 California State Budget Review,” a Techwire Industry Briefing scheduled for July 22.

Morris has authored publications and reports on funding streams, technology investment areas and public-sector priorities, and has led roundtables, projects and initiatives focused on issues within the public sector. He has conducted state and local government research with e.Republic since 2007. 

“I plan on reviewing California’s budget to assess the COVID-19 impact, uncover areas of opportunity for technology and to provide an overview of the key spending areas of the 2021 budget,” Morris said. He will walk attendees through the new budget and dive into the opportunities, trends and priorities for the year to come. He will provide actionable insights that vendors and contractors can apply to California state and local government marketing and sales strategies. He’ll also cover:
  • What’s included in the budget
  • How much will go to technology spending
  • What technologies the state plans to invest in
  • How the decreased budget will affect IT spending

At the end of the briefing, Morris will answer questions. 

The event begins at 11 a.m., and registration information is available online. The briefing will be moderated by Alan Cox, e.Republic’s executive vice president and Techwire publisher.

*e.Republic is the parent company of Techwire, Government Technology, Governing and the Center for Digital Government.