TechCA reached its one-year milestone this month as California's first state capital based technology trade association. Despite pandemic-related challenges, our nonprofit thrived with activity this year, holding more than 30 committee meetings, virtual social hours, industry forums, and Corporate Advisory Council meetings.
TechCA CEO Jennifer Saha issued the following statement on Michael Wilkening leaving his position as Special Advisor to Gov. Newsom on innovation and digital services:
Please Join Us! Let’s all stay connected during this tough time. If you’d like to catch up with fellow gov tech industry folks, please join this TechCA virtual happy hour ZOOM on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 4:30PM. RSVP to attend here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvd-2orTouG9Qcug0F9wqeVrrQUNdsMkCK.
The California Department of Technology (CDT) is working on a new state technology strategy to be released on January 15, 2021, according to Chief Strategist Justin Cohan-Shapiro, who recently joined the department after working in the Governor's Office. The announcement was made at CDT's vendor forum that included 280 attendees representing the technology industry and state government.
Please join TechCA’s Legislative Committee on Nov. 16 at 1 pm for its meeting to gather the industry input and prepare for the upcoming legislative session.
On October 29, 2020, TechCA hosted a special conversation with the FI$Cal Department’s executive team to talk about their latest initiatives. Presenters included: Subbarao Mupparaju, Chief Information Officer Kanuri Murty, Chief of Infrastructure and Platform Services Adi Lingam, Chief of Business Application Services Gerard Laygui, Chief Information Security Officer Watch the hour-long presentation below:
Bringing 10 years of IT experience in a wide breadth of various technology roles, Susie Bird has joined HHS Technology Group as the Director of Business Development to build out the Western US and Federal market.
Let’s all stay connected during this tough time. If you’d like to catch up with fellow gov tech industry folks, please join this TechCA virtual happy hour ZOOM on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 4:30PM.
Former California state deputy director Tony Fortenberry has joined Red Hat as Public Sector Services Business Development Manager for the Western US. Previously he served as California Office of Systems Integration deputy director for the Child Welfare Digital Services project and has contributed to state and local government initiatives for the past 20 years.
TechCA is developing a lobbying effort for its industry members. Join TechCA’s leadership and lobbyists to learn about current legislation impacting the tech industry as well as expectations for the coming fall legislative session. The meeting is open to all technology industry representatives who wish to participate.