Connecting Leaders & Ideas to
Build a Better Public Service

Virtual Event

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

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 WEST virtual event. Here, we’ll spotlight top leaders and their initiatives from across the Western 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 Western U.S.

2021 Featured Speakers

Michaela Geronima Doelman

Michaela G. Doelman

Chief Human Resources Officer,
Employment Security Department,
State of Washington

David Graham - CIO - City of Carlsbad, CA

David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer,
City of Carlsbad (CA)

Amardeep Prasad - Director of Civic Innovation, City and County of San Francisco (CA)

Amardeep Prasad

Director of Civic Innovation,
City & County of San Francisco (CA)

Clint Chandler

Deputy Director,
Arizona Department of Water Resources)

Jamaliah Traboulsi

Director, Open Source Information Transformation, Federal Policing, Criminal Operations,
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Government of Canada

Aaron Hans

Senior Engineer,
State of California Office of Digital Innovation

Louis Stewart

Former Chief Innovation Officer – Office of Innovation and Economic Development,
City of Sacramento, CA

Scott Morris

Client Executive – California Government Markets,

Vishal Hanjan

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

Steve Witt

Director, Public Sector,

Rebecca Friedman

Founder & President,
Koru Strategies

Agenda Snapshot

  • 9:00am PT

    PSN Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair: Developing Innovation Policies & Strategies in the Public Sector

  • 9:20am PT

    Government Keynote: Innovation that the Arizona Department of Water Resources has Undertaken in Response to Drought Conditions within the Drought Contingency Plan

  • 9:40am PT

    Government Case Study: Getting Back to Basic: Why Storytelling Still Matters when it comes to Employee Engagement

  • 9:55am PT

    Thought Leadership Keynote: Unleashing Innovation

  • 10:10am PT

    Panel Discussion: A Practical Guide to Cultural Innovation

  • 10:40am PT

    Partner Session: Leveraging Automation to Drive Process Integration

  • 11:00am PT

    Fireside Chat: Doing More Together: Exploring San Francisco’s Start-Up in Residence (STIR) and Civic Bridge Initiatives

  • 11:15am PT

    Partner Session: Preparing for the “Renewed” Normal: Improving Service Delivery

  • 11:30am PT

    Government Case Study: Accessible Data Delivery on

  • 12:00pm PT

    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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