Last month, the City hired new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Saul Melara who brings over 25 years of valuable public and private sector experience to the table. He previously served as the CTO for the City and County of San Francisco, City of Riverside, and County of Riverside, leading the implementation and operation of major IT infrastructure and programs during his tenure in these roles. Melara also has experience in the private sector, holding director-level positions for several Fortune 500 companies.
His recent projects include the development of a cloud migration strategy, implementation of a single sign-on solution, and deployment of an enterprise architecture design that maximized alignment between IT and business operations to better meet organizational objectives.
In his current role as CTO of Fremont, Melara oversees the Information Technology Services Department which includes the Customer Support Services, Enterprise Systems, Infrastructure Services, and Geographic Information Systems divisions.
Melara holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northrop University and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).