Director and State CIO of the
California Department of Technology

Amy Tong

California Department of Technology

Governor Brown appointed Amy Tong as Director of the Department of Technology on June 30, 2016. She was serving as Interim Director of the California Department of Technology since April 1, 2016. Prior to joining the Department of Technology, Amy Tong served as the Chief Deputy Director of the Office of Systems Integration (OSI) and the Agency Information Officer of the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) since August 2014. As the Chief Deputy Director, Amy managed the daily operations of OSI, with the main focus on enterprise service functions, and provided oversight on processes and procedures to ensure the success of major project delivery. Amy’s highest priority was to strengthen OSI’s ability to provide excellent service such as project management and procurement management to customers, and being innovative in utilizing technology as the business enabler. As the Agency Chief Information Officer, Amy worked closely with CHHS and its departments’ key members to establish, promote, and implement a strategic governance body and process to govern the portfolio of technology investments in the CHHS. Prior to her joining OSI, Amy has 20 years of business, technology, and management experience in the public sector. Previously, she served as the Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at California Lottery, Chief Technology Officer at Board of Equalization; Chief of the Data Center at California Public Employees’ Retirement System; and was the acting CIO at the Water Resources Control Board. Amy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information System (MIS) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from California State University, Sacramento.

In addition to her professional career, Amy also spent the past 15 years serving the community as a volunteer. She is the former national vice-chair of a non-profit organization, with the mission to empower community members in civic engagement, youth leadership development, and community service collaboration. Amy is continuing her community involvement by serving as a member of the Planning Commission for the City of Elk Grove.