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About the
Diablo Valley Tech Initiative

DVTI is led and run by volunteers in the Diablo Valley community. It does not have any legal standing of its own and is not recognized by the IRS as a legal entity. As such, it does not maintain a bank account or physical address.

Rather, DVTI is a virtual organization with regular meetings and minimal governing structures and titles. The goal of DVTI is to study and promote the ideas that enable the Diablo Valley to cultivate and benefit from a thriving tech sector.


DVTI is currently housed at, and affiliated with, the Diablo Valley College Workforce Development and Business Administration Departments.

DVTI Goals

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Influence Skill development with education institution


Align all stakeholders - businesses, workforce development, city and county officials


Provide all information related to business to locate and thrive in this region

📍Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill
📍Downtown Walnut Creek
📍Todos Santos Park, Downtown Concord
📍Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
📍Main Street, Martinez
📍Amtrak train, Martinez
📍Downtown Martinez

Diablo Valley 


680 Corridor 

From Martinez 


San Ramon

Leadership Team

Leadership Team


Jags Krishnamurthy


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Jags is a local tech executive with extensive experience in enterprise technology. He currently serves as CTO of Object Edge.


John Matthesen

Vice Chair

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John is a serial entrepreneur and long-time faculty at DVC. He currently serves as CEO of Rogers Ranch Urban Farm.


Alex Greenwood

Vice Chair

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Alex is a senior manager and has a track record of managing and building large scale projects for major cities. Alex serves as a principal at Alex Greenwood Group.


  • Dominic Aliano, Concord City Council

  • Matt Alfano, A3Ventures

  • Beth Arman, Ph.D., DVC

  • Jim Blair, DVC

  • Ryan Buckley, MightySignal

  • Kevin Cabral, Concord Chamber of Commerce

  • Nichol Carranza, Marathon Petroleum

  • Alyson Greenlee, Contra Costa County

  • George Carter, Contra Costa County

  • Ed Del Beccaro, TRI Commercial

  • Catherine Franco, DVC

  • Vicki Gordon, Former CCCCD Board

  • Joellen Heaney, DVC

  • Bob Linscheid, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce

  • Collette Hanna, City of Walnut Creek

  • Derek Knapp, Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce

  • Michael Nathan, Meritage Group

  • Colleen Isenberg, Contra Costa County

  • Ken Carlson, Contra Costa Board of Supervisors

  • Jags Krishnamurthy, Object Edge

  • Alex Greenwood, Alex Greenwood Group

  • Gordon Zagar, Zagar Consulting

  • Kristina Martinez, County Connection

  • John Matthesen, DVC

  • Robert Carrera, City of Pittsburg

  • Carlyn Obringer, City of Concord

  • Tamer Osman, Amazon

  • Marie Suvansin, City of Concord

  • Jeffrey Smith, DVC

  • Tim Haile, CCTA

  • Jennifer Tejada, DVC

  • Mario Tejada, DVC

  • Mariam Worsham, DVC

  • Melissa Rea, City of Concord

Note: organizations do not imply endorsement of or affiliation with DVTI

Meeting Notes

Date and Time
Meeting Notes
Mar 7, 2024 3:00 PM
Feb 1, 2024 3:00 PM
Jan 4, 2024 3:00 PM
Dec 7, 2023 3:00 PM
Calicraft Brewery 2700 Mitchell Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Nov 2, 2023 3:00 PM
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