California Lawmakers Want Better Communication on IT Projects

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  • Govtech
  • 3 years ago

California CIO Carlos Ramos, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, former Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, Assemblymember Ken Cooley.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Early engagement and frank discussions are the essential first steps state agency CIOs need to take when building relationships with elected officials, according to a trio of California lawmakers at the 2015 California Public Sector CIO Academy on Feb. 25.

Current Assemblymembers Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova; and Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks; joined former Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, in advising technologists from both the public and private sectors to speak candidly to legislators about projects they’re involved in.

The panel –  moderated by California CIO Carlos Ramos – also noted that tech leaders need to come to the table with solutions in mind and follow through on promises made, in order to build trust among lawmakers.


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