The following industry expertise is contributed by TechCA member companies.

  • How do you access generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) models today? If you're one of the 15% of American adults who have used ChatGPT, you likely accessed it on a website owned by OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT. If you've used Bard, Google's competitor to ChatGPT, you did so on Google's website. And if you've used Claude, the flagship model from Anthropic, you did so on a website maintained by Anthropic.

  • While AI apps have the potential to improve our work, they can also significantly expose sensitive data to external vehicles of data loss and further put organizations at risk of data breaches and non-compliance. As Yihua Liao, head of Netskope AI Labs, recently pointed out, “by acknowledging and addressing these challenges, security teams can ensure that AI is used responsibly and effectively in the fight against cyber threats.” It all starts with visibility.

  • Join Databricks on September 28th from 9AM to 10:30AM PT for their Unity Catalog workshop. With Unity Catalog, organizations can seamlessly govern their structured and unstructured data, machine learning models, notebooks, dashboards and files on any cloud or platform.

  • VMware and IBM are building on their more than 20-year partnership with new and expanded solutions aiming to support their joint clients’ needs and goals in deploying and managing VMware workloads. Supported through close alignment with their go-to-market, sales, and support motions, these targeted solutions, and accompanying flexible consumption models, aim to make it easier for partners and joint clients of IBM and VMware to deliver differentiated services, reduce overall IT costs, and optimize investments in cloud.

  • AUGUST 21, 2023 - Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) today announced that it has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide industry-leading services, resources and expertise to help government customers better utilize SAIC’s secure cloud solutions in AWS GovCloud.

  • IBM has announced watsonx Code Assistant for Z, a new generative AI-assisted product that will help enable faster translation of COBOL to Java on IBM Z and enhances developer productivity on the platform. This product will be generally available in Q4 2023, and is being designed to help accelerate COBOL application modernization.

  • The "Azure OpenAI Service Accelerator for Government" engagement, powered by Prodigy, was designed to accelerate your organization's understanding of Generative AI, Large Language Models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT, and to identify potential use cases that could drive positive impact across the organization.

  • Over the past few months, interest in Large Language Models (LLMs) from Public Sector agencies has skyrocketed as LLMs are fundamentally changing the expectations that people have in their interactions with computers and data. From Databricks' point of view, practically every Public Sector customer and prospect we interact with feels a mandate to inject LLMs into their mission.

  • Organizations currently investing in AI are outpacing the competition and paving the way for industry innovation. But what type of AI functionality can increase both internal value and external ROI in the private and public sectors?

  • Fortuna BMC is thrilled to announce that they have earned prestigious inclusion on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for the third consecutive year. This year, Fortuna BMC has secured an impressive ranking of 893, a testament to their extraordinary growth and unwavering commitment to excellence.

  • Looking to boost employee engagement and bridge the gap between managers and teams? Learn how Launch Consulting, an AI Transformation organization, helped a global retailer client create a seamless feedback loop, fostering positive work experiences and enhancing productivity, by building an innovative AI toolset embedded within O365.

  • The new fiscal year is expected to put enormous pressure on California State government to do more with less. California tax revenues in 2023-24 are expected to drop by $22.5B compared with 2022-23 largely due to our dependence on the tech sector which is experiencing economic headwinds. 

  • Optm West, a multinational technology company specializing in innovative software solutions and services, is thrilled to announce the addition of Leslie Ross to its team. With an impressive 25-year tenure in the SLED arena, Leslie's expertise makes her an ideal fit for Optm's continued growth and success.

  • Science Applications International Corp. has won a $1.3 billion single-source 7-year contract with the Treasury Department to provide a complete range of cloud and professional services, called T-Cloud. The contract supports Treasury as it adopts a multicloud environment by centralizing management of the systems infrastructure, platform and software-as-a-service by a single broker.

  • Propoint architected a comprehensive and thoroughly integrated statewide online wage claim solution using Salesforce Platform Cloud. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) initially only received LCO wage claim forms on paper and in person. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when business could only be conducted virtually, the DIR needed to pivot and move to online collection.

  • Launch is excited to introduce Kevin McCall as Managing Director of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Launch, best known for data transformations in F1000 organizations across healthcare, retail, and enterprise technology sectors, has long championed that businesses must embrace AI as a transformative force.

  • Tanium and Microsoft solutions are transforming the way organizations secure and manage their vast environments by delivering a fast, extensible, and effective endpoint management solution – delivered from the Microsoft Azure cloud.

  • Prodigy Consulting has hired Steven Foster to serve as Senior Cloud Engineer. With over a decade of experience in the IT industry, Steven has developed his skills through a variety of roles in both government and leading technology companies.

  • Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) has awarded this year’s Women in Technology scholarship to 12 young women pursuing careers in computer science, information management, and other IT-related fields.

  • There are many large legacy systems that still permeate all parts of bigger state governments, as well as some larger counties across the land.  These legacy systems are still very important “systems of record” that cannot be easily replaced, typically requiring multi-year project roadmaps and very complex development/implementation/reintegration project lifecycles.