California Names First Chief Digital Strategy Officer

Published On: May 10, 2024

The California Department of Technology announced Ivy Teng Lei as California’s first Chief Digital Strategy Officer, a new role that combines emerging technologies with digital strategies and policies.

“As the State’s first Chief Digital Strategy Officer, I’ll be focusing on the intersection of emerging technology, digital strategy, policies, and the communities we serve,” said Lei in a blog post. “I’m thrilled to collaborate with government, technology, and community leaders to realize our vision of a more inclusive and equitable California.”

Previously, she was vice president of growth at Exygy, a fully remote company whose mission is “to use our skills in design and technology to make a real difference in the world,” says its website.  Before that, she served as Account Strategy Director at Ladder.io and Director of Client Strategy at Thesis.

From 2021-2023, she served as the Board President of the Digital Services Coalition, a nonprofit association of agile and design firms dedicated to improving government. 

CORRECTION: This article was corrected to clarify that her service as the Digital Services Coalition Board President ended in 2023.  

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