Wilkening, the governor’s special adviser on innovation and digital services, stepped down last week. He was a driving force behind the new Office of Digital Innovation and the cutting-edge Alpha.ca.gov project.
The Office of Digital Innovation was created last summer by Gov. Gavin Newsom. This position oversees the planning and administration of IT as well as other elements of the Government Operations Agency, the job posting says.
Holm, a senior technology adviser to Mayor Eric Garcetti, was selected as the city’s new chief data officer. She also served as deputy chief information officer and assistant general manager of the Information Technology Agency.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that Amy Tong would continue to lead the state’s Department of Technology. Tong, who was initially appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown, has held the leadership position since June 2016.
Gov. Gavin Newsom named Joy Bonaguro and Krista Canellakis as chief data officer and deputy secretary of general services for GovOps, respectively. He also reappointed Julie Lee to the GovOps undersecretary position.
State Auditor Elaine M. Howle raised questions about the ongoing Financial Information System for California project, saying that it costs too much, underdelivers and could imperil the state’s creditworthiness.
The position is part of the city’s Privacy First Policy, which was enacted in September, and aims to help govern the use of data by government and private companies. The application deadline is Jan. 3.
Civic leaders have been talking for years about establishing a procedure for manufacturers to get the city’s permission before beginning operations. Now, a new office might be created to oversee technology deployments.
Liebert, who has been California state government’s cybersecurity chief for almost three years, has left a large footprint in the state's IT security governance as it has significantly ramped up its efforts.
Mohammed Al Rawi, who led tech initiatives for the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation District, has accepted the newly created CIO spot within the county’s public defender’s office beginning March 25.
Cruz has held a variety of leadership positions in state government, but now he is stepping down to work for a county within the state. Praise rolled in Thursday for his time at the California Department of Technology.
When the CIOs of California's county governments gathered this week with dozens of vendors for their biannual conference, they were joined by top IT leaders from state government. It represents a redefined relationship between the counties and the state.