Oct 18, 2012

"The CIO Academy is one of the most valuable events we have in Texas. It is a great opportunity for public sector technology executives and their direct reports to focus on leadership skills, and developing the next generation of public servants and leaders. The participation of our private sector partners is critical to making the CIO Academy a success. The conversations that take place throughout the day help leaders in Texas explore new and innovative ways of leading in the public sector. Your support ensures we can provide this important training."

- Karen Robinson, Executive Director, Texas Department of Information Resources

Speaker Profile

Carlos Ramos

Director/State CIO, Department of Technology, State of California

Throughout his career, Carlos Ramos has been a leader on many of California's key technology initiatives. Carlos has served as Director of the Office of Systems Integration - with a $4.5 billion portfolio of California's largest technology projects. Carlos also concurrently held the position of Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services and was the Agency's senior technology executive. He was the principal technology advisor to the Secretary and was responsible for the entire HHS IT portfolio. Carlos helped architect the consolidation of the state's largest data centers and the creation of California's Department of Technology Services.
He served as Director of the then Teale Data Center - one of the largest public-sector data centers in the world with an annual budget of $200 million and over 200 government agency customers. Before that, Carlos was CIO for California's Department of Social Services managing a large computing infrastructure and a statewide data communications n