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Connecting Leaders & Ideas to
Build a Better Public Service

Virtual Event
Wed. November 3, 2021 | 12pm ET

Event Overview

As we begin to break free COVID’s confines, a “renewed normal” has begun to take shape across the country.

Now more than ever, public sector innovation is critical – from policy design to service delivery, new technologies and data usage. By leveraging new approaches to old problems, governments stand to improve their performance and responsiveness to the unique challenges of today. We must ensure that recovery is both fast and equitable. However, this requires us to collaborate, share ideas and accelerate innovation throughout the public sector. If we do this, governments stand to deliver world-class services to all stakeholders, and the best outcomes for citizens.

In that spirit, Public Sector Network invites you to join the conversation at our Government Innovation East virtual event. Here, we’ll spotlight top leaders and their initiatives from across the Eastern United States that will inspire and motivate you to keep reaching for excellence! Gain the ideas, the inspiration, and the practical knowhow needed to drive innovation in this new era of public service.

“A great collaborative day. It was interesting to share journeys and challenges from other agencies and to hear from agency leaders. ”

Department of Education

Register today and join your peers at the largest gathering of
state & local government innovators in the Eastern U.S.

2021 Featured Speakers

Marc Franzoni - Director, Strategy & Operations, New York State

Marc Franzoni

Director, Strategy & Operations,
New York State Homes & Community Renewal (HCR)

Stefanie Costa Leabo - Chief Data Officer, City of Boston, MA

Stefanie Costa Leabo

Chief Data Officer,
City of Boston (MA)

Tobenna Egwu - Deputy Director of Research Operations & Innovation, Cook Co. Government (Chicago, IL)

Tobenna Egwu

Deputy Director of Research Operations & Innovation,
Cook County Government (Chicago, IL)

Eliza Polllack - City of Philadelphia

Eliza Pollack

Director of Innovation,
City of Philadelphia (PA)

Steve Witt - Director, Public Sector , Nintex

Steve Witt

Director, Public Sector

Alex Crohn

Executive Director at the Office of Research & Innovation,
New York Police Department (NYPD)

Vishal Hanjan

Industry Lead – U.S. State and Local Government,

Stephanie Broxton

Community Research Manager,
Partnership for Inclusive Innovation

David Thorpe

Vice President, Strategy & Consulting,
Publicis Sapient

Dr. Lisa Coleman

Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion & Strategic Innovation, Chief Diversity Officer,

Chris Moore

Community Advisor,
Public Sector Network

Agenda Snapshot

  • 12:00pm ET

    PSN Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair: Developing Innovation Policies & Strategies in the Public Sector
  • 12:20pm ET

    Government Keynote Session: From Concept to Reality Tracking the Innovation Journey

  • 12:40pm ET

    Government Case Study: Applying Innovation to Policing in the Nation’s Largest City

  • 12:55pm ET

    Partner Session: Digital Service Design & Delivery: Leveraging Retail as a Model

  • 1:10pm ET

    Panel Discussion: A Practical Guide to Procedural Innovation

  • 1:45pm ET

    Innovation Spotlight: Georgia Smart: Improving Municipal Operations Across the State

  • 2:25pm ET

    Partner Session: The Low Code Revolution: Exploring the Art of the Possible

  • 2:40pm ET

    Panel Discussion: Developing Organization Capabilities to Pre-Emptively Address Major Challenges

  • 3:10pm ET

    Closing Remarks from the Chair & Event Adjourns

Why Government Innovation Leaders Attend

Explore the Innovations – both technological and cultural – that will define the future of the public sector

Leverage lessons learned from crisis-driven responses to COVID-19 to reprioritize your processes and services in a way that supports efficiency, usability, equity & inclusivity

Explore policies and perspectives that will help you to better adhere to your vision – and identify the right people, processes, and tools to support that vision

Discuss opportunities to learn new skills, increase capabilities, and reduce redundancies

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