Chief Technology Officer
Ashish Jain is the chief technology officer at CalSTRS who oversees five divisions: Enterprise IT Governance, Enterprise IT Solutions & Innovation, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Pension Solution, and Project Management Program.
CalSTRS administers a hybrid retirement system, consisting of a traditional defined benefit, cash balance and defined contribution plans, as well as disability and survivor benefits. CalSTRS serves more than 949,000 members and benefit recipients. CalSTRS administers retirement benefits for California’s public school educators in grades kindergarten through community college.
Prior to joining CalSTRS, Mr. Jain has served as the deputy chief information officer at the California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS), which provides health care services to around 170,000 inmates throughout California’s 34 correctional institutions. As the deputy chief information officer, Mr. Jain was responsible for overseeing all enterprise healthcare systems architecture and clinical applications, establishing IT governance, policies, and enterprise-wide strategic IT planning.
Mr. Jain has over sixteen years as a senior Information Technology (IT) leader in both private and public sectors. With more than eight years’ experience serving the State of California; he has held a variety of technical leadership positions with various State agencies including California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the Department of General Services.
A resident of California for the past fourteen years, Mr. Jain holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Applications as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. In addition, Mr. Jain is a TOGAF Certified Architect (The Open Group Architecture Framework).