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Trending Technologies 2015

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2Q2016 Luminary Series

Luminary Series

Presenting: CA Department of General Services

Dan Kim 

Director, Dept. of General Services 

June 1, 2016

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Upcoming Event

Emerging Technologies 2016
May 12, 2016

Chris Cruz
CA Dept of Technology

Executive Sponsor: Chris Cruz

The Department of Technology is pleased to announce the third Annual Emerging Technologies Conference on May 12, 2016 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Continuing from last year, the forum will encourage innovative thinking, enhance technical skills and education, and promote collaborative networking.

We will be working to develop solution sessions in the following focus areas:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Emerging Government solutions like Cloud Services, Mobile technologies, & Customer Relationship Management Tools
  • New Methods of development like Agile and Incremental Software Delivery
  • Data Management including Open Data and Open Source, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Operational Challenges like Consolidation and Optimization, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and Legacy Modernization
  • Business Issues like, Budget and Cost Control, Human Resources/Talent Management, and the Development of an Enterprise Vision and Roadmap for IT

It is time for California government to focus on improving the services it offers and how it interacts with the citizens who need them. Information Technology plays a major role in that effort and it is important that we evaluate, educate, and develop communities of interest to advance that objective.

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Past Event

Government Transformation 2016
February 3, 2015

Marybel Batjer
CA Government Operations Agency

Executive Sponsor: Marybel Batjer

California is a leader in many areas, but there is much work to be done when it comes to innovation in state government. Mobile apps, open data portals and on-line services exist in various parts of state government, but there is little coordination or public awareness of these efforts.

It is time for California government to focus on civic engagement – improving the services government offers and how it interacts with the citizens who need its services.

This conference will focus on four areas:

  • Civic Engagement – Customer Service, Innovation in Action , and Effective Metrics
  • Organization Performance Management – Cultural Change, Administrative Innovation, Personnel Development, and Mission Definition
  • Leadership Development – Developing Innovative Leadership, Improving Team Dynamics, Mentoring, Communication, Innovation Education, Planning, and Active Listening
  • Using Data Apps to Get the Big Picture Analytics and Big Data, Collaboration, Leveraging Metadata, Information Sharing, and Electronic Document Processing.

In addition, this conference will invite innovative companies and organizations from across the country to present ideas in a short presentation format (SPF) to share different solutions to solve current and future issues using tools and collaborations new to California Government.The main goal of these presentations is to spark conversation and collaboration on innovative ways to improve how California does business.

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  • “You and your team are awesome to work with and I agree the best event so far. And it was not just the sessions and plenaries, it was also many hallway conversations I was participating in and listening to. You are helping build a real community in partnership with vendors, program leaders, and IT professionals. It takes all three to build effective programs and deliver successful projects. Great job! ”

    — Bill Otterbeck, California Department of Health Care Services

  • “The Project Delivery Summit has brought to light education and training opportunities highlighting project management disciplines to better enable the successful delivery of State IT Projects. It has filled a need in terms of delivering free training on the pillars surrounding managing projects to the State of CA workforce. With the public and private sector working together to create content, the workforce has benefited in terms of exposure to education and training that otherwise they may not have gotten. This summit is in its second year, and 70% of the attendees were new to the summit. Not only are IT personnel invited to this summit, but the department’s program areas are invited as well in order to better educate them. Through this exposure, the Department of Technology has been successful in launching our Project Academy Series which takes a deeper dive into the content that is discussed in these forums. The better educated and trained workforce, the more successful we will be in delivering projects for the State of CA. ”

    — Christie Borchin,