STATE PROFILES | California
Carlos RamosState Chief Information Officer
California Department of Technology
Year Appointed: 2011
BiographyCarlos Ramos was appointed State CIO in 2011 by Governor Jerry Brown. As Director of Technology, he is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet and CIO for the State of California. Prior to his appointment, Carlos headed up his own consulting practice. He served as a member of the Human Services IT Advisory Group, as an ERP advisor to the State Controller's Office, an ERP advisor to the Department of Corrections and as a senior fellow with the Center for Digital Government.
Throughout his career, Carlos has been a leader on many of California's key technology initiatives. He has served as Director of the Office of Systems Integration - with a multi-billion dollar portfolio of California's largest technology projects. He concurrently held the position of Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services and was the Agency's senior technology executive. He was the principal technology advisor to the Secretary of HHS and was responsible for the entire HHS IT portfolio.
Previously, he served as Director of the State’s Data Center - one of the largest public-sector data centers in the world with an annual budget of $200 million and over 200 government agency customers. Before that, he was CIO for California's Department of Social Services managing a large computing infrastructure and a statewide data communications network.