CIO - IT Communication (Season's Greetings)

December 20, 2012

Last Updated: 6/5/2014

Dear IT Team:

More than any other time of the year, December provides a common period of reflection, anticipation, and thankfulness. This special message shares a few examples of the friendship, teamwork, leadership and events that made 2012 a special year for the IT Department and the City of Roseville; and I hope you will enjoy it.

A great year ends ... with a bright future

Your support during the year helped us on the journey to fulfill our new Vision and Mission of being the leaders in technology, and being Flexible and Agile to meet the City's business needs with innovation. Special appreciation goes to Tom, Mike and Roger - for fulfilling their new management roles last and this year; and everyone who helped complete the Citywide Strategic Technology Plan.

Recognizing special friends

Thank you to all our friends and cross-functional teams for their support and endorsement of our efforts, and we pledge to work even more closely with many of them as we seek to transform the business technology services within the City of Roseville. Just to mention a few of the cross functional teams –

  • Regional Public Safety Team (lead by Teresa Murray/Brian Diemer/Art Vogtlin)
  • Inclusion / Cultural Diversity (lead by Sid Newman)
  • Virtual City Hall/Web (lead by Scott Adrian/Lon Peterson)
  • Records Mgmt (lead by Audrey Byrnes/Tom Pelster/Rhonda)
  • Enterprise Asset Management (Lead by Rosaland/Mike Zacharia)
  • Integrated Financial / HR System (Lisa with Finance/HR/CS/IT)
  • Internship Program (lead by Holly Grover)
  • Enterprise Security Management (lead by Gaston/Paul Diefenbach)
  • GIS Efficiency (Mike Isom/Scott Adrian with GISI)
  • Learning Management (HR/Fire/IT)
  • Development Services Permits Application (Carrie/Dan/Chris Robles/DS)
  • Integrated Library System (lead Chris Rohde/Holly HK/Library/IT)

Celebrating achievement

We have seen leaders among us in IT and other departments, emerge to embrace the leadership practices and understand the necessity of modern technologies to be integrated with all systems and workflow processes - in order to achieve their strategic goals and business efficiencies. The business technology projects completed this year are –

  • MDC Replacement (Jesse and Team IT/CS/Police/Fire)
  • EAM Phase2 (Mike Zacharia/Rosaland/Ray Bouknight/Citywide)
  • Project Management/Software Applications Training (Carrie/Ryan/Citywide)
  • Exchange Email System Upgrade (Karl/Patrick & Team)
  • Mobile Device Management (Wes/Ron Zander/Roger)
  • PCI Compliance (Duke/Gaston with Financial team)
  • Expansion of Office Space (Mike/Wendy/Randy)
  • EOC Enhancement/Safety/Flood Control Program (Ron Estrada/Randy/EOC/GIS Personnel)
  • Time Keeping Enhancement (Kristi Corral/Citywide)
  • Radio Frequency Rebanding (Karl/Radio Users Group)
  • Storage / Backup System (Frank/Scottie/DC Team)
  • 911& Radio Recording + License Plate Recognition (Art/Roger/Public Safety Technology)

New strategies and experiences

  • Cloud Computing Strategy - increase asset management agility, lower overall infrastructure costs, and create plan to grow the internal virtualized computing environment & taking advantages of external cloud computing technologies
  • Big Data / Informational Computing Strategy - using business intelligence and analytic skill sets to look at all data components within the City and create transparency and begin communicating clearly with our constituents
  • Mobile Computing Strategy - new strategy include use of smart phone/tablet, bring your own device, mobile website, mobile apps, location based services and infrastructure/security management
  • Social Computing Strategy - aim to transform collaboration across the City, addressing business challenges in helping employees to find information more quickly, breaking silos and adopting technology / integrate with and continue the use on more of our business enterprise software applications

Thank you all / well done, please keep up the good work and continue to align technologies to meet the present and future needs of our City – “You Are Truly The Center of Universe That Are Making Things Happen!”. I am confident that the spirit of support and cooperation displayed at our IT-Annual Appreciation Luncheon will remain in evidence in the New Year.

Best wishes for a peaceful and joyous 2013.


Hong Sae (Sae)
Chief Information Officer
Information Technology Department
City of Roseville
401 Oak Street, Suite 404
Roseville, CA 95678 916-774-5152 Desk
916-774-5511 Fax