Video: Panel Discussion on Chief Data Officers at Forum on Emerging Technologies

Video: Panel Discussion on Chief Data Officers at Forum on Emerging Technologies
John Ohanian, Chief Data Officer at CalHHS and Director of the Center for Data Insights and Innovation, and Sadie St. Lawrence, CEO of Sacramento-based nonprofit Women in Data spoke on a panel at TechCA's Forum on Emerging Technologies on Dec. 7 where they talked about the role of the Chief Data Officer, a position that ...

Senator Introduces AI Oversight Measure for California

Senator Introduces AI Oversight Measure for California
California Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has introduced SB 1047, a bill aimed at ensuring the safe and responsible development of large-scale artificial intelligence (AI) systems in the state, his office announced. The legislation seeks to establish clear safety standards for developers working on the most powerful AI systems, before releasing them for public use.  Wiener announced ...

Video: GovOps Secretary Amy Tong Keynotes Forum on Emerging Technologies

Video: GovOps Secretary Amy Tong Keynotes Forum on Emerging Technologies
Amy Tong, Secretary of the California Government Operations Agency, gave the keynote address at the TechCA Forum on Emerging Technologies on December 7, 2023. She talked about California’s latest technology initiatives, including Governor Newsom’s recent Executive Order on Generative Artificial Intelligence. Watch the 15-minute address here ...

Renoir Pope Appointed as State Enterprise Architect

Renoir Pope Appointed as State Enterprise Architect
Renoir Pope has been appointed State Enterprise Architect for the State of California and head of the Office of Enterprise Architecture (OEA), within the California Department of Technology, to work on enterprise-level strategic, business, and technology planning across agencies, a department spokesperson confirmed ...

Video: Fireside Chat with ODI Director Jeffery Marino and Former CalHHS Secretary Michael Wilkening

Video: Fireside Chat with ODI Director Jeffery Marino and Former CalHHS Secretary Michael Wilkening
Office of Data and Innovation (ODI) Director Jeffery Marino and Former CalHHS Secretary Michael Wilkening spoke at the TechCA Forum on Emerging Technologies. The 35-minute fireside chat was titled: Emerging Tech and State Government: Scaling capacity across agencies, sustaining a culture of innovation and shifting tactics in a GenAI World ...

State Senate to Hold Hearing on AI in California Government

State Senate to Hold Hearing on AI in California Government
A joint informational hearing by the Senate Government Organization Committee and Senate Budget Subcommittee #4 on Administration will be held on Feb. 21 to focus on artificial intelligence in California state government, a committee staff person confirmed.  ...

CalHHS Releases GenAI Solicitations to Improve Services

CalHHS Releases GenAI Solicitations to Improve Services
The California Health and Human Services Agency this week released two Requests for Innovative Ideas (RFI2) to provide language translation services for non or limited English-speaking residents and to enhance the involved process of inspecting and documenting healthcare facilities in California ...

Google Director Reymund Dumlao Presents at Forum on Emerging Technologies

Google Director Reymund Dumlao Presents at Forum on Emerging Technologies
Among the speakers at the half-day event on December 7, 2023, Dumlao gave a lightning talk titled Bold and Responsible AI: What to consider for Safe and Responsible AI Projects and Implementations.  ...