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Dennis Noone

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

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.
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.