San Mateo County CIO Jon Walton contributed an article to State Tech Magazine, which is being published in their Winter 2018 issue, which is entitled "Time for a Regional Approach." In this article, Mr. Walton highlights the successes that the County has had in regional initiatives, including SMC Public WiFi as well as a multijurisdictional fiber network.  

In the article, Mr. Walton states, "Governments can -- and should -- work together to provide a set of regional services to our residents. Information doesn't stay siloed within one jurisdiction, so why should our services?" He further argues that "County governments have a unique role as both technology thought leaders and regional facilitators for broad-based technology investments."

A copy of the article can be downloaded below.