2023 Government Innovation Show – Massachusetts

Government
Innovation
Massachusetts

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Boston, Massachusetts

Event Overview

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is promoting best practices and inspiring technological innovation throughout the public sector. The significance cannot be understated given the changing landscape and diversity on display throughout Massachusetts – manifested through Local & Commonwealth-level initiatives dedicated to workforce upskilling, digital accessibility, digital inclusion, and data transparency.

Inspiring cases of innovation abound from departments, agencies, and localities Commonwealth-wide. Now, more than ever, public sector innovation is imperative. By leveraging new approaches to old problems – from policy design to service delivery, new technologies and improved data analysis – 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 collaborate and accelerate innovation throughout the public sector, ultimately delivering better services to communities of interest, and better outcomes for citizens and residents.

The Public Sector Network invites you to join the conversation at Government Innovation Massachusetts. This one-day, in-person event will provide the ideal meeting place to learn, collaborate and discuss current trends and innovations being leveraged across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. With Tracks dedicated to People, Digital/CX, Data and Technology this event offers attendees the opportunity to learn from public sector leaders from across Massachusetts, and to explore innovative solutions for the challenges public servants around the Commonwealth face.

Benefits of Attending

Hear about Innovative project and initiatives underway across the Commonwealth including; the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative, Mass Internet Connect, and other innovative initiatives 

This in-person event will spotlight innovation across Massachusetts and feature four key Tracks: People, Digital/CX, Data and Technology. 

Gather insight from public sector thought leaders who will help you to further your initiatives  

Hear sessions on such relevant topics as: Future of Workforce, AI & Data, Driving Innovation, Digital Solutions, and Human Resource Strategy

2022 Featured Speakers

Stefanie Costa Leabo - Chief Data Officer, City of Boston

Stefanie Costa Leabo
Chief Data Officer,
City of Boston

Paul Dietl, Chief Human Resource Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Paul Dietl
Chief Human Resource Officer
Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Human Resources Division

Wendy Geller, PhD - Division Director, Data Management & Analysis, Vermont Agency of Education

Wendy Geller, PhD,
Division Director, Data Management & Analysis,
Vermont Agency of Education

Sarah Truckle - Director of Program & Strategic Operations Vermont Agency of Human Services Secretary’s Office

Sarah Truckle
Director of Program & Strategic Operations
Vermont Agency of Human Services Secretary’s Office

Joan Matsumoto - Special Director for Transformation, Administration and Finance,Massachusetts Executive Office (Pending Agency Clearance)

Joan Matsumoto
Special Director for Transformation, Administration and Finance,
Massachusetts Executive Office

Julia Wong - IT Accessibility Compliance Officer Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Julia Wong
IT Accessibility Compliance Officer
Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Michael McKenna - Miller Director of Strategic Procurement, Administration and Finance City of Boston

Michael McKenna Miller
Director of Strategic Procurement, Administration and Finance
City of Boston

Amy Shan, Manager of Strategy & Analytics at Boston Public Schools | President of HOBY SD Leadership Nonprofit

Amy Shan
Manager of Strategy & Analytics at Boston Public Schools | President of HOBY SD Leadership Nonprofit

(Pending Agency Clearance)

Kristopher Carter
Chair, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
City of Boston

Jenn Steinfeld Director of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center for City Solutions and Research National League of Cities

Jenn Steinfeld
Director of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center for City Solutions and Research
National League of Cities

Peter Favorito, Digital Equity Advocate, City of Boston

Peter Favorito
Digital Equity Advocate
City of Boston

Cathy Draine, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, City of Everett

Cathy Draine
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
City of Everett

Patrick McCormick, CIO, City of Cambridge (MA)

Patrick McCormick
CIO
City of Cambridge (MA)

Henry Santana, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Civic Organizing, City of Boston (MA)

Henry Santana
Director of the Mayor’s Office of Civic Organizing
City of Boston (MA)

Meghan Sisk, HR Executive Operations Administrator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Meghan Sisk
HR Executive Operations Administrator
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Paul Clark, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Paul Clark
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

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Jonathan Xavier Ozovek
Chief Transformation Officer – SLED
Ironbow

LINDA MISEGADIS Public Sector Business Consulting Director UKG

Linda Misegadis
Senior Government Strategist
UKG

Dan Dabrowski, VP Public Sector, Prove Identity

Dan Dabrowski
VP of Public Sector
Prove

Lawrese Brown, CEO and Founder, C-Track Training

Lawrese Brown
CEO & Founder
C-Track Training

Andy MacIsaac, Director, Solutions Marketing, Public Sector, Alteryx

Andy MacIsaac
Director, Solutions Marketing, Public Sector
Alteryx

Brian Chidester, Industry Vice President – Worldwide Public Sector, Genesys

Brian Chidester
Industry Vice President – Worldwide Public Sector
Genesys

Michael Gay Area Vice President, Enterprise Sales Box

Michael Gay
Area Vice President, Enterprise Sales
Box

MAGGIE SCHROEDER Principal Product Marketing Manager Acquia

Maggie Schroeder
Director, Product Marketing – Drupal Cloud
Acquia

Ken Person, Chief Expert Value Engineering, Unit4

Ken Pearson
Chief Expert Value Engineering
Unit4

Michelle Consolazio, Director, Audacious Inquiry

Michelle Consolazio
Director
Audacious Inquiry

Dan Gallagher, Senior Principal in Delivery Effectiveness, Slalom

Dan Gallagher
Senior Principal in Delivery Effectiveness
Slalom

Mike Sarette,	Principal in Organizational Effectiveness, Slalom

Mike Sarette
Principal in Organizational Effectiveness
Slalom

2022 Key Sessions

The Government Innovation Series features the latest initiatives throughout Massachusetts; sharing insights via keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and fireside chats. To provide additional perspective – concurrent tracks will address more specific topics and challenges in the worlds of technology, people, data & process faced by public sector leaders today.

Keynote SessionsPanel DiscussionTechnology TrackPeople TrackData TrackDigital & CX Track

From Concept to Reality Tracking the Innovation Journey

Stefanie Costa Leabo
Chief Data Officer, City of Boston

Applicant Tracking: Boosting Data-Driven Decision Making

Paul Dietl
Chief Human Resources Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Human Resources Division

The Evolution of Digital Equity in Boston

Peter Favorito
Digital Equity Advocate, City of Boston

Reimagining Professional Development

Cathy Draine
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, City of Everett

Henry Santana
Director of the Mayor’s Office of Civic Organizing, City of Boston (MA)

Jonathan Xavier Ozovek
Chief Transformation Officer – SLED, Ironbow

Moderator:
Lawrese Brown
CEO & Founder, C-Track Training

Dollars & Cents: Prioritizing & Applying Federal Infrastructure Funding to Key Initiatives

Patrick McCormick
CIO, City of Cambridge (MA)

Sarah Truckle
Director of Program & Strategic Operations, Vermont Agency of Human Services Secretary’s Office

Jenn Steinfeld
Director of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center for City Solutions and Research, National League of Cities

Moderator:
Jonathan Xavier Ozovek
Chief Transformation Officer – SLED, Ironbow

Keynote Session

Adaptive Accessibility and Inclusion in Technology: Making Innovations in Technology Work for All

Julia Wong
IT Accessibility Compliance Officer, Massachusetts Executive
Office of Health and Human Services

Panel Discussion

Tools, Strategies, and Innovations Driving Transformation: Making Change Management Work

Michael McKenna Miller
Director of Strategic Procurement, Administration and Finance, City of Boston

Dan Dabrowski
VP of Public Sector, Prove

Moderator:
Mike Sarette
Principal in Organizational Effectiveness, Slalom

Government Fireside Chat

COVID as a Catalyst

Joan Matsumoto
Special Director for Transformation, Administration and Finance, Massachusetts Executive Office

Linda Misegadis
Senior Government Strategist, UKG

Panel Discussion

The Future of the Public Sector Workforce

Wendy Geller
PhD, Division Director, Data Management & Analysis, Vermont Agency of Education

Paul Clark
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Meghan Sisk
HR Executive Operations Administrator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Moderator:
Linda Misegadis
Senior Government Strategist, UKG

Keynote Session

Hope is Not a Strategy: How a DataOps Approach Gives Vermont’s Agency of Education a Fighting Chance

Wendy Geller, PhD
Division Director, Data Management & Analysis, Vermont Agency of Education

Panel Discussion

Realizing the Benefits of our Data Resources for Improved Outcomes for Citizens

Stefanie Costa Leabo
Chief Data Officer, City of Boston

Amy Shan
Manager of Strategy & Analytics at Boston Public Schools | President of HOBY SD Leadership Nonprofit

Moderator:
Andy MacIsaac
Director, Solutions Marketing, Public Sector, Alteryx

Keynote Session

Never Waste a Great Opportunity to Innovate: Addressing Homelessness Head-On 

Sarah Truckle
Director of Program & Strategic Operations, Vermont Agency of Human Services Secretary’s Office

Panel Discussion

How Massachusetts can Harness Technology for Better Outcomes 

Kristopher Carter
Chair, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Patrick McCormick
CIO, City of Cambridge (MA)

Moderator:
Brian Chidester
Industry Vice President – Worldwide Public Sector, Genesys

Your Registration

In-Person Presentations

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

Interactivity

An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

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

What Your Peers Had to Say

“Great lineup of speakers and panelists! It’s always great to hear about what others in the Industry are doing and positively impacting others.”
 U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

“The presenters were exceptional on all topics and discussions. The tools and resources shared were very helpful.”
 California State Controller’s Office

“It is so inspirational to hear people who are walking the their talk in the [government] workplace.”
California Department of Housing & Community Development

Past Event Partners

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C-Track Training



For partnership opportunities, contact Andrew Jensen for more information.