Government
Innovation

Florida

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | 8am EST
Orlando, FL

Event Overview

Transforming the Sunshine State through Technology-Driven Initiatives

The challenges of the last few years have helped spur exceptional levels of innovation across the public sector. Leaders across Florida have leveraged the opportunities afforded them to make strides in projects that needed the extra push and to develop new projects to immediately address urgent matters. As leaders state-wide have continued to inspire procedural innovation and take advantage of increasing technological advancements – they are also transforming the customer experience and how Floridians engage with the government.

Now, more than ever, public sector innovation is essential. By leveraging new approaches to address both old & new challenges – from digital transformation to service delivery, data governance to recruitment and DEIA initiatives – we stand to improve the performance and responsiveness of government to the challenges we face today. Ensure that future initiatives are both appropriate and equitable; we need to further collaborate in order to accelerate innovation state-wide, and ultimately deliver better services to communities of interest, and better outcomes for citizens, residents, and clients.

Public Sector Network invites you to join the conversation at Government Innovation Florida. This one-day, in-person event will provide the ideal meeting place to learn, collaborate, and discuss current trends and innovations being advanced by public sector leaders across the Sunshine state. With Tracks dedicated to Digital/CX, Data & Technology – this event will offer inspiring cases of innovation from leaders representing a cross-section of State & Local departments and agencies – and underpinned by transformative efforts intended to offer attendees the opportunity to reframe their understanding of innovation for the year to come.

Benefits of Attending

Get insight from Florida’s public sector and explore case studies that will help you understand emerging processes, new technologies, and lessons learned.

Learn best practices and examine challenges that come with technology driven initiatives.

Hear local thought leaders cover topics such as: Workforce, AI & Data Science, Local Government Innovation, Digital Solutions, and Human Resource Strategies.

A Sneak Peek of Current Speakers

Eric Brown, Chief Information Officer at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Eric Brown
Chief Information Officer
Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services
(Pending
Agency Clearance)

Khadija R. Harris

Khadija R. Harris
Chief of Application
Development Services
Florida Department
of Agriculture and
Consumer Services
(Pending Agency
Clearance)

Jose Lopez
Chief Innovation Officer & Director of Technology
City of Groveland & PSN Advisory Board Member

Terrence R. Moore, City Manager/Chief Executive Officer, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County (FL)

Terrence R. Moore
City Manager/Chief Executive Officer, Delray Beach
Palm Beach County (FL)

Stephanie S. Delgado
CEO & Chief Data Officer, DataCents Analytics, LLC and Adjunct Professor, Data Science & Impact Measurement, Lynn University

THOMAS WHITLEY Director of Strategic Innovation City of Tallahassee (FL)

Thomas Whitley
Director of Strategic Innovation
City of Tallahassee (FL)

Gabrielle K. Drice
Information Systems Manager, Resilient Environment Department, Urban Planning Division (GIS)
Broward County Government (FL)

Gregory K. Spearman
Purchasing Director
City of Tampa (FL)

Sasha Baranov
Director Of Development and Communications
YWCA of Palm Beach County

Linda Misegadis, Senior Government Strategist, UKG

Linda Misegadis
Senior Government Strategist
UKG

Key Sessions

The Government Innovation Series features the latest projects and findings throughout the State of Florida. Hear insights via keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and fireside chats. To provide fresh perspectives, concurrent tracks will address more specific initiatives around technology, people, and data & analytics processes within the public sector.

Keynote SessionPanel DiscussionData & Technology TrackDigital & CX TrackRoundtables

Starting Off with a BANG! Making 2023 the Year of Innovation

Speaker TBA

The Reality of Public Sector Automation: Innovation for Rural Communities across the Sunshine State

Eric Brown
Chief Information Officer, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Pending Agency Clearance)

The Future of Work in Florida: Reframing Recruitment & Building your Bench

Thomas Whitley
Director of Strategic Innovation, City of Tallahassee (FL)

Gabrielle K. Drice
Information Systems Manager, Resilient Environment Department, Urban Planning Division (GIS), Broward County Government (FL)

Linda Misegadis
Senior Government Strategist, UKG

Horizon 2025: A Vision of Public Sector Innovation and Intentionality

Gregory K. Spearman
Purchasing Director, City of Tampa (FL)

Keynote Session

Topic TBD

Fireside Chat

Impact-based Data-Driven Decision Making: How Data is Driving Government Innovation

Stephanie S. Delgado
CEO & Chief Data Officer, DataCents Analytics, LLC & Adjunct Professor – Data Science & Impact Measurement, Lynn University

Panel Discussion

Making Waves: Leveraging Smart Technologies to Maximize Infrastructure Resilience

Gabrielle K. Drice
Information Systems Manager, Resilient Environment Department, Urban Planning Division (GIS), Broward County Government (FL)

Jose Lopez
Chief Innovation Officer & Director of Technology, City of Groveland (FL) & PSN Advisory Board Member

Terrence R. Moore
City Manager/Chief Executive Officer, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County (FL)

Keynote Session

How Technological Innovation is Making eGovernment Possible

Thomas Whitley
Director of Strategic Innovation, City of Tallahassee (FL)

Keynote Session

Tools of the Trade: Leveraging Applications as Augmented Digital Touchpoints

Khadija R. Harris
Chief of Application Development Services, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Pending Agency Clearance)

Panel Discussion

Leveraging Digital Technologies to Design the Future of the Citizen Experience

Khadija R. Harris
Chief of Application Development Services, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Pending Agency Clearance)

Gregory K. Spearman
Purchasing Director, City of Tampa (FL)

Sasha Baranov
Director of Development and Communications, YWCA of Palm Beach County

Split into specialized conversation areas and join engaging discussions to dive deeper into your innovation priorities.

Roundtable 1: Information Technology Trends: What is on the Horizon?
Roundtable 2: Leading the Way with Hybrid Cloud
Roundtable 3: Technology Solutions to Navigate the Data Driven Landscape
Roundtable 4: Strengthening Security in the Digital Age
Roundtable 5: How DEIA is Shaping the Future of Work
Roundtable 6: Establishing a Zero Trust Framework

View the agenda for the full speaker line-up, sessions and event timeline

Your Registration Includes:

Thought-leader Presentations

Come discuss emerging trends and hear unique perspectives from your public sector peers!

Interactivity

Get answers to shared challenges and see findings & outcomes from a variety of innovative projects around the State of Texas.

Leading Technology Solutions

Explore technologies from leading solution providers in the government space and learn how to improve citizen services.


On-Demand Content

Receive access to session content and join the innovation community on Public Sector Network’s learning platform!

What Your Peers Had to Say

“Great line-up of speakers and panelists! It’s always great to hear about what others in the Industry are doing and how they’re positively impacting others.”
 – U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

“Very compelling to hear other leaders around the country trying to tackle these difficult questions. This is an opportunity to hear what has worked (or not) and spark ideas for our own communities.”
 – City of Richmond, Virginia

“The information was very practical and highlighted everyday issues we encounter. I believe case studies help a lot in making the case for some of the more abstract concepts, so the real scenarios were really useful.”
– Broward County, Florida