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Technology Veteran Bob Udermann Joins Intel Team to Support the State of California’s Technology Needs

Bob has supported the State of California for close to 20 years now with companies such as Brocade, EMC, VMware, and NetApp and now at Intel. He has spent over 30 years growing and learning while in the technology business through different trends and changes and he feels privileged to help his customers reach their [...]

By |2022-09-28T15:59:57-07:00September 28th, 2022|News, People|

Announcing Photon Engine General Availability on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks is pleased to announce that Photon, the record-setting next-generation query engine for lakehouse systems, is now generally available on Databricks across all major cloud platforms. Photon, built from the ground up by the original creators of Apache Spark™ and fully compatible with modern Spark workloads, delivers fast performance with lower TCO on cloud hardware for all [...]

By |2022-08-16T08:11:46-07:00August 16th, 2022|News|

New Microsoft tool identifies digital equity gaps in California

Microsoft’s Digital Equity Dashboard, a new interactive dataset, offers one of the most complete and granular pictures of digital equity in California to date. Created by Microsoft’s AI for Good Lab, the dashboard includes a Census-tract by Census-tract exploration of the Digital Divide in the United States. The dashboard examines twenty different indicators of digital equity [...]

By |2022-08-09T12:49:58-07:00August 9th, 2022|News|

Introducing Google Public Sector

Google is expanding their commitment in the United States with the creation of Google Public Sector, a new Google division that will focus on helping U.S. public sector institutions—including federal, state, and local governments, and educational institutions—accelerate their digital transformations. This new division will operate as a subsidiary of Google LLC and will specialize in bringing Google [...]

By |2022-08-09T10:53:24-07:00August 9th, 2022|News|

TechCA Launches Cybersecurity Committee Co-chaired by State CISO and Former Deputy State CIO

TechCA, California's first and only nonprofit technology trade association based in Sacramento, has launched a new policy committee focused on cybersecurity. Chief Information Security Officer Vitaliy Panych and Chris Cruz, former State Deputy CIO and current Tanium SLED CIO, co-chair the committee that held its inaugural meeting this week.

By |2022-08-05T10:24:46-07:00August 5th, 2022|News|

TechCA Announces Jessica Ocenosak as Events Manager

Welcome aboard Jessica Ocenosak as TechCA’s new Events Manager. She joins our team with over 30 years of experience in event planning, meeting facilitation, sales & marketing, and business development & operations. She has worked for companies such as Intel Corporation, Delta Airlines, and ElevateGov.

By |2022-08-16T16:49:09-07:00June 14th, 2022|News|

RedHat Business Development Director Tony Fortenberry Appointed to FIWARE Foundation Board of Directors

Tony Fortenberry has been appointed to the FIWARE Foundation Board of Directors representing Red Hat, a Platinum member of the international nonprofit focused on open-source software implementation and interoperable smart digital solutions. Fortenberry joins a distinguished group of twelve international board members from government and industry, to provide overall strategic direction for the FIWARE Foundation. [...]

By |2022-05-27T09:17:01-07:00May 27th, 2022|News, People|

Marlon Paulo Joins City Innovate as Executive VP for Professional Services

Former California state chief technology procurement officer Marlon Paulo has joined City Innovate, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in procurement and innovation in the public sector. With more than 20 years of serving in key leadership roles in California state government, Paulo is a veteran technology professional, serving as chief technology procurement officer and chief procurement officer at the California Department of Technology for nearly 10 years.

By |2022-04-05T14:01:28-07:00April 5th, 2022|News, People|
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