SACRAMENTO – The California Technology Agency today announced the appointment of Jeff Uyeda as Chief Deputy Director at the Office of Technology Services (OTech).

“With over 30 years of state government and private sector technology experience, Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that make him uniquely qualified for this important position,” said Secretary Carlos Ramos.  “His extensive management and administrative experience will be an incredible asset.”

Uyeda most recently served as Chief of Administrative Services for the California Highway Patrol, where he was responsible for oversight and fiscal policy development for a $1.9 billion operating budget.  He also formerly served as Assistant Secretary of State at the Secretary of State’s Office, where he coordinated and successfully deployed two general elections.  Uyeda also served as Director of Business Development for state and local government for the IBM Corporation. 

On March 20, 2012 Governor Brown announced the appointment of Ron Hughes as Director of Office of Technology Services.  As Chief Deputy, Uyeda will be responsible for the management and oversight of data center and shared services at OTech, and will take office in early April.

The Office of Technology Services, one of three offices within the California Technology Agency, provides information technology services to more than 500 state, county, federal and local government entities. Through the use of a secure and state-of-the-art statewide network, OTech delivers a variety of services including computing, networking, electronic messaging and training, allowing governments the ability to provide streamlined, cost effective and quality services to Californians.