Caltrans’ Akiyama named a CIO of the Year for California

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Chief Information Officer George Akiyama has been named one of two CIOs of the year in the state by the California Public CIO Academy.

The group cited him for his “ongoing dedication and commitment to the state of California’s information technology initiatives.”

Akiyama has served as the Caltrans CIO since 2015 and has oversight of the department’s information technology functions and develops policies and the strategic direction for its IT program. He has previously worked as CIO of the financial information system for the California (FI$Cal) Project.