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The Mayor's Tech Council was appointed to help the Mayor's Office tap into the deep wealth of knowledge and experience that exists in Sacramento's innovation ecosystem . This council of regional innovation experts advises the Innovation Team within the Office of Innovation and Economic Development on matters related to economic development in the technology sector. Further, the Tech Council plays a role in vetting and recommending grants and investments through the Innovation & Growth Fund policies. The Mayor's Tech Council meets on a quarterly basis and is staffed by the Innovation Team and Mayor's Office staff.

Current Members

  • Arik Armstead, San Francisco 49ers - Angel Investor, Advisory Board Member, Philanthropist
  • Liana Bailey-Crimmins, California Department of Technology - State CIO and Director of CDT
  • Andrea Deveau, TechNet - Vice President, State Policy and Politics
  • Savita Farooqui, SymSoft Solutions - President
  • Rick Hodge, Sacramento City College - Associate Vice President, Instruction/Workforce
  • Eric King, Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center - Vice President of Technology
  • Damian Lynch, HOFDay - Chief Operations Officer and Event Manager
  • Mathew Laurence Magno, Japa, Inc. - CEO and Co-Founder
  • Gary May, University of California, Davis - Chancellor
  • Vaibhav Nadgauda, Moneta Ventures - Managing Partner
  • Tina Reynolds, Uptown Studios - President
  • Robert Rodriguez, Partner - BarronKent
  • Gary Simon, Chairman - CleanStart
  • Tyler Smith, Skyslope - Founder and CEO