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Dennis Noone

Dennis Noone is the managing editor of Techwire.

Gov. Gavin Newsom's executive order places the state among the first to create “a comprehensive and harmonized framework” for assessing how state and public institutions can use blockchain technology.
Starting next week, Cyd Harrell will succeed Carrie Bishop, who held the chief digital services role since 2017 and was the first person to do so. Harrell brings a deep background in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Batalla, who brings more than 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors, will serve as the new CIO for the city of Oakland. He will oversee a nearly $40 million IT budget and a staff of 85.
The unexpected appointment comes just weeks after Amy Tong left the dual role of state CIO and director of the California Department of Technology, which she had held for five years. The position requires Senate confirmation.
Batalla, who led information technology operations for the city of San Leandro, Calif., since February 2014, has accepted the CIO position in Santa Cruz County’s Information Services Department.
The California Department of Technology disputes many of the findings in a new report from the California State Auditor, the latest in a series of critiques of the agency since 2013.
The city announced that CIO Rob Lloyd had been promoted to the deputy city manager post. His portfolio will include the Transportation and Aviation City Service Area, as well as the IT department.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that CIO Amy Tong will become the new director of the Office of Digital Innovation, a forward-looking government technology laboratory and incubator, effective next month.
Both Eddie Kim and Ying Chan have decades of experience in both the public and private sectors. The appointments fill out Lloyd’s executive IT team within the the city of San Jose, Calif.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of two award-winning state government IT veterans and one former Google official to high-level positions within the California Department of Technology.