California CIO Amy Tong joins CITRIS Advisory Board

Amy Tong

State Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of the California Department of Technology Amy Tong has joined the advisory board of the Center for Information Technology Research (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute, for a three-year term starting this year.

In her role as state CIO, Tong advises the governor on the strategic management of California’s Information Technology (IT) resources. She is also responsible for establishing and implementing state IT strategic plans, policies, standards, and enterprise architecture while minimizing overlap, redundancy and cost by promoting efficient and effective use of IT. She was appointed to her position by Governor Jerry Brown in June 2016.

Ms. Tong has nearly 25 years of business, technology, and management experience in the public sector. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and an MBA from California State University, Sacramento.

“As a public institution that benefits from state funding, CITRIS welcomes representation of state leaders on our board,” says CITRIS Director Costas Spanos. “We’re also happy to highlight Amy’s leadership as a woman in technology, which aligns well with CITRIS’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in the field.”

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute is a multicampus research center of the University of California that creates technology solutions for society’s most pressing challenges. Headquartered at UC Berkeley, CITRIS has branches at UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz.