VP of IT, solving complex technology problems, leading teams of 25+ supporting Enterprise Asset Management, Employee & Customer Experience, Business Intelligence, Service Desk, GIS, Software Engineering, DevOps, Public & Private Cloud, and Low-Code/No-Code solutions.
My name is Jeff Hobbs. I'm the former VP of Technology at San Jose Water Company. Before San Jose Water Company, I worked for Intergraph Corporation and the City of San Jose in the Public Works Department. I have a bachelor’s degree in Geography from San Jose State University with minors in Environmental Studies and Humanities.
I strive to bring IT out of the back office to become a core part of the business. I believe IT should serve as a competitive advantage for the company, employees, and customers. Current technology interests of mine include low-code and no-code platforms like Zapier, Workato, Airtable, Squarespace, and other platforms. Another big interest of mine is the internet of things (IoT) and ways IoT devices can be used to provide data for a business to make better data-driven decisions.
I’m married and have five dogs and four cats. My wife and I are co-owners of A Taste of Elegance Catering in Marina, CA. Finally, I’m also the former president of the Northern California Intergraph Geospatial User’s Community (NCIGUC) and the 2009 – 2012 president of the Bay Area Automated Mapping Association (BAAMA).
A few of my hobbies include playing golf, spending the day with my wife, SCUBA diving (although it’s been a long time), or maybe even watching professional wrestling.
Please feel free to reach out. I'm always happy to have a discussion and help in any way I can.