October 25

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The state of California will spend an estimated $8 billion on IT in 2020, creating opportunities for companies strategically aligned with the state’s IT goals. This webinar will look at the current deals shaping California’s IT market and provide insight you can use. Our experts will update you on California’s state and local IT market trends and discuss how you can use Techwire to build greater success in the market.

During the webcast, our panel of experts will:

  • Discuss the major opportunities and wins that shaped the last quarter.
  • Dive into the most important Techwire stories and explain what they mean for the market.
  • Reveal what’s ahead for the next quarter.
  • Get your questions answered LIVE!


Joe Panora

Joe Panora

Former Director, Enterprise Information Services (EIS), CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Joe Panora has over 34 years of state public service with fourteen (14) years serving in the Correctional Safety/Public Safety Law Enforcement as IT Director/Chief Information Officer (CIO). Joe Panora was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger and Governor Brown to serve as Director of the Enterprise Information Services (EIS) for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), since January 2008. During his career, Joe has also served for the following departments: Caltrans, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, State Controller’s Office and California Youth Authority. Joe retired from state service as the Director of EIS for CDCR in December 2014. In January 2015, Joe formed Panora Associates INC.

Joe Morris

Joe Morris

Vice President of Research, e.Republic

Joseph Morris is vice president of Research and a national keynote speaker on issues, trends and drivers impacting state and local government and education. He has authored publications and reports on funding streams, technology investment areas and public-sector priorities, and has led roundtables, projects and initiatives focused on issues within the public sector. Joe has conducted state and local government research with e.Republic since 2007 and knows the ins and outs of government on all levels. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government and international relations from the California State University, Sacramento.

Alan Cox

Alan Cox — Moderator

Executive Vice President, Government Technology

Alan is Executive Vice President of e.Republic and Publisher of Government Technology magazine, where he is involved in the annual production of dozens of events as well as the editorial direction for Governing, Government Technology, Public CIO, Emergency Management, the Center for Digital Government, and the Center for Digital Education. Held regionally in state capitols and large metropolitan areas, the events address key strategy and policy issues as well as the use of information technology in state and local government and education.

Alan has been a guest lecturer at universities and a frequent speaker for key government and industry organizations. For over 35 years, Alan has worked with industry, education and government officials to help them better understand the importance and use of information technology. Alan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at California State University, Sacramento.