State IT Govt Named Deputy CIO for Bay Space Metropolis

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A public and private sector veteran has been named deputy chief information officer (DCIO) for the City of Oakland.

Gurinder Bains, who served as a technology manager in the state of California for more than 15 years, was appointed to his position in the city of the Bay Area this month.

Gurinder bains

Gurinder Bains is Deputy CIO for the City of Oakland.

Bains began his IT career at Sun Microsystems, where he worked as an engineer for over eight years. He joined the state government in December 2005 and was Deputy Director of the Legislative Data Center. He was named Branch Chief, IT Operations of the California Department of Child Support Services in December 2010 and CIO of the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) in Oakland in June 2016.

As the head of IT for CSAC, Bains and his team achieved success by moving commission from an old grant management system to a new system – which he acted as a systems integrator on to save the state money and speed up the project .

Techwire recently profiled this project.

“We’ve made a leap forward in so many things and the only reason is because all these local vendors have supported us and the staff have improved their game and over time has helped CDT, the governor’s office has helped the Treasury has maintained the flow of funds. ” , and lawmakers helped, and executives helped, and eventually the project is up and running, ”Bains told Techwire.

Bains received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Cal State East Bay and his master’s degree in business administration from John F. Kennedy University.

Techwire will be interviewing Bains in the coming days.

Dennis Noone

Dennis Noone is the Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a professional journalist and has worked as a reporter and editor for small-town and major daily newspapers in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor for USA Today in Washington, DC. He lives in the northern California foothills.

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