Photo: Adrian Farley, chief technology officer and acting director, California Office of Technology Services/Photo courtesy of Adrian Farley
Adrian Farley has been tapped to take over as chief technology officer and acting director of the California Office of Technology Services (OTech), state CIO Teri Takai announced to co-workers in a memo Thursday, April 22.
Since 2008, Farley has served as chief deputy for Policy and Program Management for the Office of the State Chief Information Officer. He also formerly worked in various positions in the state's procurement bureaucracy, in consumer services and within Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration. Farley has aided Takai in streamlining the state's procurement processes for IT services and products, and has played a key role in the policy changes associated with California's ongoing IT consolidation.
"Adrian brings a wealth of knowledge and management experience," Takai said in the memo. He will begin at OTech next week. The office provides IT services to more than 500 customers, including state, county, federal and local government entities.
As director of the California Office of Technology Services, Farley replaces P.K. Agarwal, who earlier this month left after two decades in public service to become the CEO of Santa Clara, Calif.-based TiE Global, an organization that aims to promote entrepreneurship. California likely will soon be searching for Takai's replacement, as she awaits congressional approval to become the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense after being nominated by the Barack Obama administration last month.