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Dennis Noone

Dennis Noone is the executive editor of Industry Insider - California.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday filled a key opening in state technology leadership with the appointment of a new deputy state chief information officer in Jared Johnson, as well as four other senior-level officials.
Nichols, who has served as the deputy state CIO and CDT’s chief deputy director since March 2021, will be stepping down from his role in state government later this year, a department spokesperson confirmed.
The state’s chief technology innovation officer and leader of the Office of Enterprise Technology within the Department of Technology stepped down this month. He had held the role since February 2021.
Golub has led the county’s IT efforts since August 2017. In his new role, he will focus on Oracle Cloud’s mid-market vertical, which includes local government organizations across the country.
Liana Bailey-Crimmins has been tapped by Gov. Gavin Newsom to lead the California Department of Technology as its director and CIO. Bailey-Crimmins most recently served as the state's chief technology officer.
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.