Innovation Council

Innovation Council

In order to tap into the deep wealth of knowledge and experience that exists in Sacramento's innovation ecosystem, Mayor Darrell Steinberg appointed a Tech Council of regional innovation experts. The Tech Council 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 Innovation Council meets on a quarterly basis and is staffed by the Innovation Team.

Andrea Deveau

Senior Vice President, Sacramento
Strategies 360

Andrea Deveau leads S360's office in Sacramento and is a seasoned advocacy veteran with deep experience in energy and technology policy...


Brook Taylor

Head of City Engagement
Daimler Mobility Services

Brook Taylor is the Head of City Engagement for Daimler Mobility Services. He’s responsible for...


Ryan Montoya

Chief Technology Officer, Strategy, Innovation & Technology
Sacramento Kings

Ryan Montoya is the Chief Technology Officer for the Sacramento Kings. His responsibilities include providing...


Meg Arnold

Managing Director
Valley Vision

Meg joined Valley Vision as a consultant in 2014 before stepping into the role of managing director in 2016...


Vaibhav Nadgauda

Managing Partner
Moneta Ventures

Vaibhav Nadgauda is a partner at Moneta Ventures. Prior to joining Moneta, Vaibhav was President of...


Robert Rodriguez

Chief Executive Officer
Cambria Solutions

Robert Rodriguez is the CEO and founder of Cambria Solutions, Inc., a Sacramento-based firm leading in...


Damian Lynch

Chief Operations Officer & Event Manager

Sacramento's infamous Hall of Fame has cultivated its roots in the city, as the collective celebrated it's third...


Tina Reynolds

Uptown Studios

The Uptown Studios crew is known for being creative, dedicated and enthusiastic. Started by Tina...


Shahriar Nejad

CFY Development

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Amy Tong

Chief Information Officer and Director
State of California Department of Technology

Governor Jerry Brown appointed Amy Tong as Director of the California Department of Technology (CDT)...


Cat Perez

Co-Founder/ Chief Product Officer

Cat Perez is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at HealthSherpa - a tech company and team...


Mark Haney

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Haney is a serial entrepreneur and media personality who has founded and owns numerous companies across various industries...


Tyler Smith

Founder & CEO

Born and raised in Sacramento, Tyler Smith is the founder and CEO of SkySlope, a software company that...


Gary May

University of California, Davis

As chancellor of one of the world's great public research universities, Gary S. May leads UC Davis as it advances...


Robert Nelson

California State University, Sacramento

Robert S. Nelsen, who became Sacramento State's eighth permanent president on July 1, 2015, grew up...


Pamela Eibeck

University of the Pacific

Dr. Pamela A. Eibeck became the 24th President of University of the Pacific on July 1, 2009. Under her leadership...