CDT Hires Deputy State Chief Technology Innovation Officer

By Published On: September 27, 2021

The California Department of Technology (CDT) recently hired a new Deputy State Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Phoebe Peronto, who began in her new role on September 20.

Prior to working for CDT, Peronto served more than one and a half years at Tanium, where she was director of special projects and then head of global communications.

Rick Klau, State Chief Technology Information Officer, says that Peronto’s energy has great compatibility with the team.

“Phoebe brings unmatched skill, energy, and creativity to her new role,” says Klau. “She joins a vibrant team that is revolutionizing the way state government is serving Californians through technology.”

Peronto has experience working with other tech giants including Salesforce and Google, and she has even served an internship in the U.S. Senate.

But she is excited for her upcoming journey with the CDT, as she will be able to enhance how Californians interact with the state government.

“I consider joining this team a privilege,” said Peronto, “We have the opportunity to make scalable and measurable impact statewide that will dramatically improve the way Californians interact with, and are served by, their state government. What an immense responsibility to share with an innovative and growing team.”

Peronto holds a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, and a dual degree from the University of California at Berkeley in political science and business administration.

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