March 11

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The state of New Jersey spends more than $1.4 billion annually on technology. Its gov tech market offers many opportunities for growth and the landscape is constantly changing. Get actionable insights on the priorities, opportunities, spending and procurement process that is shaping New Jersey’s gov tech market during the Center for Digital Government’s Executive Teleconference on March 11.

Featuring New Jersey State CTO Christopher Rein and hosted by Teri Takai, Executive Director for the Center for Digital Government, this live teleconference provides market intelligence to help align your marketing and sales strategies with the state’s priorities.

During the hour, we will:

  • Dive into the state’s IT budget and spending breakdown
  • Provide an overview of agency priorities   
  • Reveal upcoming opportunities and what to expect in the future
  • Explain the procurement process and share tips for vendors 
  • Answer your most pressing questions LIVE!


Christopher Rein, Chief Technology Officer, State of New Jersey

Christopher Rein, Chief Technology Officer, State of New Jersey

Chris Rein is the Chief Technology Officer for the State of New Jersey. In this position, he leads the State’s Office of Information Technology which is a 700-person team charged with operating the technology infrastructure for the Executive Branch - over 50 State departments, agencies, and offices. Mr. Rein was the former Deputy Director of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell. In this role, he also served as our State's Deputy CISO (Chief Information Security Officer). His background includes 38 years developing, integrating, and managing software as well as holding leadership roles with large and complex information technology projects. Prior to joining the NJ Office of Homeland Security, Mr. Rein held the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer for CSI Technology, a New Jersey software development company serving Law Enforcement, Regulatory, and Judiciary markets. He served as the NJ State Police IT Program Manager/CIO, and earlier advanced in technical and management roles over some 20 years at the former Bell Atlantic and its technology subsidiary, Bellcore.

Chris received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and earned his Master’s degree in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. Chris lives in central New Jersey with his family.

Teri Takai, Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Teri Takai, Executive Director, Center for Digital Government — Host