2021 Most Admired CEO Honoree: Robert Rodriguez with Cambria Solutions

2021 Most Admired CEO Honoree: Robert Rodriguez with Cambria Solutions

As published in the Sacramento Business Journal on April 9, 2021 We're introducing you to our Most Admired CEOs. Robert Rodriguez is an honoree in the medium-company category. It's one of the more unusual business origin stories. Robert Rodriguez said that when he was a young and somewhat directionless 20-something, he was strolling down the...
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Drive Change by Knowledge, Motivation, and Organizational Influences

Drive Change by Knowledge, Motivation, and Organizational Influences

The drive toward automation creates a shift in the workforce, moving from process workers to knowledge workers. Clarke and Estes suggest that “increasing knowledge, skills, motivation and focusing those assets on organizational goals” are the keys to success in a changing environment.
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New CFO & California Lead

New CFO & California Lead

Cambria appoints Ki Kim as CFO, and Senior Executive Director, Diana Lee to oversee all California projects. With almost three decades of combined experience, they have been helping the firm continuously grow while supporting our core values. Ki Kim has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer and will oversee financial operations that has doubled revenue...
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Avoiding The Cobra Effect With System Thinking

Avoiding The Cobra Effect With System Thinking

“Systems thinking” is a term often used to encourage people to “think of the big picture”, but it means so much more than this. Beyond the appeal to be aware of the bigger context, systems thinking is a discipline with a specific set of practices and skills.
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Cambria Honored by INC. Magazine

Cambria Honored by INC. Magazine

Sacramento company ranks No. 195 on closely watched statewide list SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 16, 2021 – Cambria Solutions Inc., an award-winning national technology and management consulting firm, is one of California’s fastest-growing private companies based on annual revenue growth, according to an Inc. magazine report released today. Cambria's press release: CSI-Ranks-195-On-Inc-Magazine-CA-Fastest-Growing-Companies-March2021
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The Digital Art of Laziness & Break Dancing

The Digital Art of Laziness & Break Dancing

Ok, so maybe it’s not laziness, let’s call it “the art of humans having better things to do” and the break dancing part, well it's just funny. I personally always felt that the most innovative technologists were lazy. Not that they didn't work hard, but that they didn't like to do repetitive tasks. Why go...
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The Successful Product Owner

The Successful Product Owner

What makes a good Product Owner great? Consider the Pragmatic Marketing Framework below. Assume for a moment that this framework adequately outlines the skills, tasks, and tactics that a Product Owner may be responsible for while managing a technology product. What type of person would be able to do it? Aside from the vast number...
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The Evolution and Revolution of Data

The Evolution and Revolution of Data

The advent of data Throughout the years there have been several approaches for the storage of data. It started with the punch card and progressed through magnetic storage such as tape and disk with further progression. Then came optical storage such as compact disk and optical drives, then to flash memory such as solid-state drives,...
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Adaptive Planning and the MES Transformation Lifecycle

Adaptive Planning and the MES Transformation Lifecycle

This is the first in a series of white papers by Cambria Solutions written to encourage dialog among State Medicaid Agencies (SMAs), vendor partners, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about navigating the path to modularity and establishing effective transformation to new Medicaid Enterprise Systems (MES). Read more: CSI-Adaptive-Planning-and-the-MES-Transformation-Lifecycle-Nov-2020
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Leaving Your Legacy Behind: An MES Transformation Lifecycle Use Case

Leaving Your Legacy Behind: An MES Transformation Lifecycle Use Case

“How do we move from the legacy MMIS to new technologies without any disruption in service or major changes to the legacy system?” Whether operating their own mainframe-based system or using a big-bang solution provided by a vendor partner, States are struggling to make the leap from legacy to modular Medicaid Enterprise Systems (MES). Here’s...
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The Consultant’s Volume Dial

The Consultant’s Volume Dial

Like most consultants, I consider myself highly motivated. I’m motivated by solving complex problems and moving on to solve the next complex problem. My natural inclination is to go hard, go fast, and not stop. That works for me. But does that work for my clients? Much more often than not, it doesn’t. In fact,...
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50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2020

50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2020

The Silicon Review recognizes companies that are known for their customer centric approach, customer retention rate, innovation, skilled people, financial soundness, global competitiveness, and moreover, the ability to forecast market trends. Cambria is honored to be recognized as one of their 50 Smartest Companies for the second time in the past three years! Read more:...
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Government Experience Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Government Experience Awards 2020 Winners Announced

The Center for Digital Government today announced the winners of the 4th annual Government Experience Awards.  The awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that are radically improving the experience of government and pushing the boundaries of how citizen services are delivered. Top government jurisdictions, agencies and departments will be...
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New Additions to Leadership Team

New Additions to Leadership Team

Cambria welcomes Randall Kaya as our new Enterprise Controller and celebrates the promotion of Blake Jeter to Executive Director.  The immense talents of these leaders will help us drive the firm’s vision and innovation direction.  Randall brings 30+ years’ experience managing large, complex financial portfolios. Blake has been with Cambria for over 7 years and...
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Consulting Magazine Women in Technology Award

Consulting Magazine Women in Technology Award

Cambria is proud to announce that our President Suzanne Vitale has been named one of Consulting Magazine’s Women Leaders in Technology, a first-ever award recognizing achievements and leadership of successful women in technology. As a leader of business and digital transformation, Suzanne’s commitment to success, forward-looking approach, and innovative leadership has opened the door to so...
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Three States Select Cambria Solutions to Guide Development of Critical Medicaid Management and Information Systems

Three States Select Cambria Solutions to Guide Development of Critical Medicaid Management and Information Systems

Our extensive knowledge of the complex Medicaid and Public Health ecosystem, coupled with our expertise in transformation consulting, has once again shown to be in high demand. Over the past few years, Cambria has been entrusted to help guide the planning and implementation of several state Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS). We have supported LA,...
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Why use customer experience metrics in Agile?

Why use customer experience metrics in Agile?

The Agile community talks a lot about delivering Value and I mean A LOT. The first Principle of Agile has been “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software” and couple with the 7th principle “Working software is the primary measure of progress”, we see why in general...
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Do chatbots teach themselves?

Do chatbots teach themselves?

The last few years have seen a boom in the number of chatbots and natural language automation tools. Many large organizations have adopted chatbots to improve their customer satisfaction and employee productivity. As these tools gain more attention, confusion about how they work and what their capabilities are arises. One of the most common questions...
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Cambria Names Suzanne Vitale  President of Consulting Division

Cambria Names Suzanne Vitale President of Consulting Division

We are excited to announce that Suzanne Vitale has been named president of Cambria’s Consulting Division, and will lead the firm in growing its national footprint.  See press release below. CSI-Consulting-Division-President-PR-Oct2019.pdf
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Baton Rouge Office Opening

Baton Rouge Office Opening

Cambria has opened a new corporate office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We’re excited to work with the Louisiana Department of Health PPMO and being a part of the local economic growth in downtown Baton Rouge! See press release for more details. CSI-Baton-Rouge-Office-Opening-PR-Nov2019
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