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Portrait of Amy Tong

Amy Tong

California Department of Technology

Amy Tong is California’s Chief Information Officer and director of the California Department of Technology, positions she has held since her appointment by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016. In these pivotal roles, she advises the governor on the strategic management of the state’s technology resources with the goal of improving the state’s technology performance as an investment in its future. She provides the administration with best approaches to implement technology-related strategic plans, policies, standards, and enterprise architecture while minimizing redundancy and cost. She is also the chair of California Broadband Council, a governing body with the mission to close the state’s digital divide. Previously, she has held similar roles at the California Department of Health and Human Services Agency, CalPERS, and the Water Resources Control Board. She earned a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and an MBA from California State University, Sacramento.