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About Digital Innovation & Infrastructure

As part of the Workforce & Digital Futures Division, the goal of the Digital Innovation and Infrastructure Division is to improve experience and outcomes for California community college students through technology-focused initiatives. The division works with Chancellor’s Office staff, community college leaders and stakeholders to support the goals and commitments laid out in the Vision for Success to reform student success, transfer rates and career education. The division, formerly known as the Technology, Research and Information Systems Division, consists on the following major operational areas: Management Information Systems; Network Support and Operations; Research, Analysis and Accountability; and Telecommunications and Technology.

Key Contacts:

Barney Gomez, vice chancellor

Management Information Systems

Todd Hoig, director

Network Support and Operations

Bryan Marotte, senior information systems analyst

Research, Analysis and Accountability

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Telecommunications and Technology

Gary Bird, director

Vice Chancellor Barney Gomez

Vice Chancellor for Digital Innovation & Infrastructure

Barney Gomez

Barney Gomez joined the Chancellor’s Office as vice chancellor of digital innovation and infrastructure in August 2018. Gomez is responsible for improving the experience and outcomes for students at California’s 115 community colleges through technology-focused initiatives, and for delivering high-quality information technology services to the Chancellor’s Office, local colleges and students, partnering state agencies and stakeholders while also shepherding innovative practices.

With nearly 20 years of state service, Gomez comes to the Chancellor’s Office from the California Department of Health Care Services where he served as the chief technology officer and chief information officer. In his role at the Department of Health Care Services, Gomez directed and managed the department’s complex information-technology operations, and ensured that adequate information technology policies, plans, services and support were provided to all departmental programs. Prior to the Department of Health Care Services, Gomez also served as chief information officer at the California Office of Systems Integration, Operations Manager for Office of Systems Integration, chief information officer of the Department of Finance’s Fi$cal project, and interim chief information officer for the California Department of Aging. Gomez as has also served in various technical positions with the Legislative Data Center and Department of Motor Vehicles. Gomez is the recipient of the following awards from E-republic’s CIO Academy: Chief Technology Officer of yr, IT leadership, Executive Security leadership, best mobile application, and most innovative application.

Prior to state service, Gomez has also worked in the private sector, where he was a systems engineer and network operations for a large pharmacy benefit Management Company. In addition, Gomez also worked as a Systems Integrator.