Information about registration, cost and other details is available online.

Those in the IT industry have an opportunity to join key CIOs and industry experts and learn about California’s most recent initiatives and programs at Techwire's "State of Technology" industry forum on Monday.

The half-day event will feature some high-profile guest speakers: 

— State CIO Amy Tong, director of the California Department of Technology, will provide opening remarks.

— Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Cybersecurity and co-chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures Task Force on Cybersecurity, will provide an overview of her approach to technology in government and her outlook on the future of technology in California.

— Rita Gass, CIO of the California Secretary of State's Office, will give a postmortem on the California elections, what worked well and where the state is headed in preparation for the 2020 elections.

— Bill Kehoe, chief information officer of Los Angeles County, will brief attendees on trends, issues and future opportunities in California’s largest IT spending county.

— Maria MacGunigal, CIO of the city of Sacramento, will share her thoughts on not only what her city is doing but why cities like Sacramento are pursuing an innovation agenda. 

Those in attendance will: 

  • Learn firsthand the priorities, challenges and objectives of state technology officials
  • Gain deeper understanding of California’s technology landscape
  • Network with industry professionals and build relationships with state IT executives
  • Show support of the state’s technology agenda
  • Gain market intelligence

Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. A market briefing will be delivered by Joseph Morris, vice president of research for the Center for Digital Government.* The event is scheduled to conclude at 12:15 p.m. Information about registration, cost and other details is available online.

*The Center for Digital Government is part of e.Republic, Techwire's parent company.