Ryan Montoya is the chief technology officer for the Sacramento Kings (as well as a proud graduate of Sacramento State’s Executive MBA program), so the opening of the new Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento has been an exciting milestone in his professional life.
“What an amazing day!” he posted on Sacramento State’s Instagram (@sacstate) while starting a guest takeover of the account during the center’s opening weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Sharing the photo above on Instagram, he wrote, “The Golden 1 Center looks even more beautiful at night. I’ve worked on this project for the last three years, and I have never been more #sacramentoproud than today.”
Like any good CTO, Montoya was excited to share images of the new center’s state-of-the-art internet infrastructure (“over 1,000 miles of structured cabling and 2,100 gig pipes” with “enough capacity to accommodate 250k Instagrams a second”) and the “world’s largest indoor scoreboard” with the “first ultra HD #4K” hanging over center court of the basketball arena.
Montoya’s responsibilities with the Kings include providing direction and managing the team’s new technology and innovation strategies to enhance the fan experience and improve the team’s performance in the world’s most technologically advanced arena.
A native of Colorado, Montoya received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s in International Studies/Security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver before earning his MBA at Sacramento State. He began his career as an aide to President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and two Cabinet secretaries.