Public Sector Network Presents:

Government Innovation Texas

How Technology Innovation Spurs Efficiency and Growth

November 12, 2024 | 8:00 AM CT
Hilton Austin | Austin, Texas

In Partnership with

300

Projected registrations

15

inspiring speakers

23

engaging partners in 2022

2

dedicated Tracks

Steering Committee

Scott McDougall and Public Sector Network

Yiting Liu
Director of Applications and Data

The University of Texas Austin, McCombs School of Business

Scott McDougall and Public Sector Network

Adam Leonard
Chief Analytics Officer
Texas Workforce Commission

Scott McDougall and Public Sector Network

Jennifer Bush
Chief Information Security Officer
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services 

What’s In Store for 2024

The future of Texas has never been brighter! As the Lone Star state thrives due to technological growth and innovation, public sector leaders are providing the opportunity, workforce, and leadership to deliver the vision of a Texas-sized tomorrow. Government Innovation Texas offers attendees the chance to learn from public sector leaders across Texas and explore innovative solutions for the challenges public servants around the state encounter.

Public sector leaders are looking for novel ways to modernize their efforts – with technology likely to be at the forefront of their minds after the last several years of challenge-inspired innovation; accelerated further by ongoing national & world events. Information technology modernization and how it supports digital transformation remains significant. How will Texas navigate modernizing platforms, leveraging data and analytics? What do we need from our leaders to get the job done? How will technology, data, digital transformation, AI, and the workforce continue to evolve?

Public Sector Network’s Government Innovation Texas event will convene public sector leaders across all levels of government, and from throughout the state and region to share their innovative ideas and cutting-edge initiatives and projects. This one-day, in-person program provides the ideal space for networking and sharing best practices – join the conversation!

A Look Back at Past Events

Ben Kirshner Chief Transformation Officer Office of the Governor Office Transformation and Opportunity

Amanda Crawford
Executive Director and State Chief Information Officer
Texas Department of Information Resources

Adam Leonard Director of Information Innovation & Insight Texas Workforce Commission

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Bryanna Pardoe, Executive Director, Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience (CODE PA)

Cory Wilburn
Chief Information Officer
The University of Texas Austin, McCombs School of Business 

David Partsch, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Yiting Liu
Director of Applications and Data
The University of Texas Austin, McCombs School of Business

David Partsch, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Catherine Crago
Head of strategic initiatives
Housing Authority of the City of Austin

David Partsch, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Jason Alexander
Deputy Chief – Airport Affairs
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

Kenneth Hess Deputy Secretary for Procurement Department of General Services at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

John Schimanski
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Todd Pauley
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Texas Education Agency

KEITH HARTUNG Chief Information Security Officer Pennsylvania Treasury

Adam Leonard
Chief Analytics Officer
Texas Workforce Commission

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Dr. Alaric Robertson
Director of Transformation
Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of Transformation and Innovation

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Horacio Zambrana
Director of Talent Management
Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Jarah Meador
Director of Open Innovation, Technology Transformation Services, Challenge.Gov & CitizenScience.gov
U.S. General Services Administration

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Divya Rathanlal
Austin Digital Services, IT Corporate Manager
City of Austin

Benefits of Attending

Learn from firsthand insights on how technology is shaping the State of Texas and understand the role public sector leaders need to play

Hear from a panel of diversity leaders in technology. This thought-provoking panel will explore the importance of diversity leaders in technology, and how to recruit, advance and attract more inclusion to the profession

What are the best practices to maximize your cybersecurity and technology investments with an outcome-driven approach?

Attend one of two dedicated tracks examining innovation in the spheres of Data& Technology-or- Digital Transformation/ Service Delivery & CX

Discussing the Most Current Topics

#Innovation

#Data & Analytics

#Transformation

#Technology

#Automation

#Cybersecurity

#Digital & CX

#Procurement

What Your Registration Includes

LIVE PRESENTATIONS

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gain unique perspectives

NETWORKING

An opportunity to engage with your peers from across the state in dedicated networking sessions, interactive roundtable discussions and meal breaks

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services

ON-DEMAND

Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Location

This event will be hosted in Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas. If require accommodations or have any other questions regarding the venue please contact us.

I found the event content valuable and useful. Speakers were great and there were plenty of opportunities to network.

Texas Department of Information Resources

Event Partners

Key Reasons to Become a Partner

Showcase Your Thought Leadership

Take the stage alongside senior State and Local government leaders who are leading the way in IT, data, innovation, transformation, procurement, technology, digital, and citizen experience from across Texas.

Build Your Network

Engage with over 250 public sector leaders from across all levels of government in Texas. Multiple networking opportunities exist to ensure you can promote your Brand and establish key connections.

An Interactive experience

Highlight solutions to the key challenges facing the public sector in Texas in our immersive exhibitor hall, engaging keynote presentations, interactive roundtables and other onsite activations.