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Government Innovation
Washington


Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 | 8am PT
Tacoma, Washington

Event Overview

Lack of communication between agencies presents missed opportunities, preventing the government from operating at its full collaborative and innovative potential. Today, agencies have a chance to think ahead and modernize to better prepare for future risks and opportunities, instead of scrambling to catch up – as government agencies across the world had to do during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Given that the government’s mandate is to serve all citizens – and knowing which communities are historically underserved – government leaders need systems and tools that allow them to move expediently, collaboratively, and inclusively. If, however, all government agencies operate independently, it becomes increasingly challenging to make collective progress. All too often, agencies are out of sync with one another when it comes to technological and process implementation.

How can the public sector solve this multi-pronged problem to realize long-term benefits and capture the full potential of contemporary and forward-looking innovations? What best practices exist for ensuring the equitable distribution of services? And how can government work with citizens to gain and retain trust in a time of skepticism?

These are the questions we will explore at Public Sector Network’s Government Innovation Washington program. Join our prestigious speaking faculty as they address how people, processes, data, and technology all contribute to advancing government innovation throughout the State of Washington. This one-day event will provide the ideal meeting place to learn, collaborate and discuss current trends and best practices.

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Benefits of Attending

Get insight from Washington’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 Washington’s thought leaders cover topics such as: Workforce, AI & Data Science, Local Government Innovation, Digital Solutions, and Human Resource Strategies.

2022 FeaturedSpeakers

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

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Dr. Karen Johnson
Director
Washington State Office of
Equity

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J. Manny Santiago
Executive Director, LGBTQ Commission
State of Washington

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Sue Ann Richards
Workforce Research and
Data Analyst
Office of Financial
Management

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john miller
Equity Change Agent
King County, Washington

Joseph Todd Deputy Chief Technology Officer King County, Washington

Joseph Todd
Deputy Chief Technology
Officer
King County, Washington

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Anthony Griego
Strategic Transformation
Manager
Washington Department of Licensing

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Shawn Flanagan
Workforce Research &
Performance Manager
Office of Financial
Management

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Dayana Vice
Strategic Advisor for
Citywide HR Planning &
Innovation
City of Seattle

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Robin Vazquez
Assistant Director of ERD
Washington State
Healthcare Authority/ERD

KIM JUSTICE Executive Director, Office of Homeless Youth Prevention & Protection Washington State Department of Commerce

Kim Justice
Executive Director, Office
of Homeless Youth
Prevention & Protection
Washington State
Department of
Commerce

Gloria briggs Project/Program Manager III, Executive Office King County Department of Local Services

Gloria Briggs
Project/Program Manager III,
Executive Office
King County Department of
Local Services

Lindsay Morgan Tracy Innovator in Chief State of Washington

Lindsay Morgan Tracy
Innovator in Chief
State of Washington

Jérôme pischella Senior Trade Commissioner Consulate General of Canada - Seattle

Jérôme Pischella
Senior Trade
Commissioner
Consulate General of
Canada – Seattle

Jim Loter Interim Chief Technology Officer City of Seattle

Jim Loter
Interim Chief Technology
Officer
City of Seattle

Kyle gitchell Homeless Services System Performance Specialist Washington Department of Commerce

Kyle Gitchell
Assistant Managing Director for the Housing Assistance Unit
Washington Department
of Commerce

Sharon Hunter, Director of Future to Work Planning (OOC), Seattle Human Resources, City of Seattle

Sharon Hunter
Director of Future to Work Planning (OOC), Seattle Human Resources
City of Seattle

Rumon Carter, Executive Lead, Service Transformation – BC Parks, British Columbia Public Service

Rumon Carter
Executive Lead, Service Transformation – BC Parks
British Columbia Public Service

JENNIFER COLDIRON Director of Impact and Data Strategy Department of Community and Human Services, King County, WA

Jennifer Coldiron
Director of Impact and
Data Strategy
Department of
Community and Human
Services, King County,
WA

JILLIAN CARRUTHERS Executive Director, Service Transformation British Columbia Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

Jillian Carruthers
Executive Director, Service Transformation
British Columbia Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

Nicholas Stowe
State Chief Architect, Strategy and Management Division
Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech)

Crystal Henson Chief Information Officer Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

Crystal Henson
Chief Information Officer
Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

Sayee Vaitheesvaran Chief Information Officer Washington State Gambling Commission

Sayee Vaitheesvaran
Chief Information Officer
Washington State Gambling Commission

Lauren Jenks Assistant Secretary -Environmental Public Health Division Washington State Department of Health

Lauren Jenks
Assistant Secretary -Environmental Public Health Division
Washington State Department of Health

Dr. Amy Sullivan
Senior Epidemiologist
Washington State
Department of Health

Mick Swenson, Public Sector Enterprise Executive, Qualtrics

Mick Swenson
Public Sector Enterprise Executive
Qualtrics

Hannah Burn, Industry Advisor, Qualtrics

Hannah Burn
Industry Advisor
Qualtrics

Nathan Walker, PubSec AVP, Qualtrics

Nathan Walker
PubSec AVP
Qualtrics

Robert Cruz, VP, Information Governance Solutions, Smarsh

Robert Cruz
VP, Information Governance Solutions
Smarsh

Murtaza Masood, Global Managing Director for State and Local Government, Box

Murtaza Masood
Global Managing Director for State and Local Government
Box

Micah J. Waldstein, Vice President, Oxalis

Micah J. Waldstein
Vice President
Oxalis

LINDA MISEGADIS Public Sector Business Consulting Director UKG

Linda Misegadis
Senior Government Strategist
UKG

Steve Witt, Director of Public Sector, Nintex

Steve Witt
Director of Public Sector
Nintex

Chris Weber, Public Sector Area Sales Manager - SLED, GitLab

Chris Weber
Public Sector Area Sales Manager – SLED
GitLab

Danielle Hinz, Executive Government Advisor, Procurement & Contracting, AWS

Danielle Hinz
Executive Government Advisor, Procurement & Contracting
AWS

Jen Macias, Senior Consultant - Global Experience Design (XD) Team, Slalom

Jen Macias
Senior Consultant – Global Experience Design (XD) Team
Slalom

2022 Key Sessions

The Government Innovation Series features the latest projects and findings throughout the State of Washington. 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 DiscussionCase StudyTechnology TrackPeople TrackData TrackDigital & CX Track

Passport to Innovation: An International Perspective

Jérôme Pischella
Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada – Seattle

The State of Equity in Washington

Lindsay Morgan Tracy
Innovator in Chief, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

People, Processes, & Data: Tools for a Thriving Washington

J. Manny Santiago
Executive Director, LGBTQ Commission, Washington State Office of the Governor

Kim Justice
Executive Director, Office of Homeless Youth Prevention & Protection, Washington State Department of Commerce

Sharon Hunter
Director of Future to Work Planning (OOC), Seattle Human Resources, City of Seattle

Moderator:
Hannah Burn
Industry Advisor, Qualtrics

From Data to Decisions

Crystal Henson
Chief Information Officer, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

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

Lauren Jenks
Assistant Secretary -Environmental Public Health Division, Washington State Department of Health

Moderator:
Nathan Walker
PubSec AVP, Qualtrics

From People to Data: How one HR expert built Washington’s newest innovative dashboard

Sue Ann Richards
Workforce Research and Data Analyst, Office of Financial Management

Robin Vazquez
Assistant Director of ERD, Washington State Health Care Authority/ERD

Shawn Flanagan
Workforce Research & Performance Manager, Office of the Financial Management

Keynote Session

Successful IT Modernization Strategies

Sayee Vaitheesvaran
Chief Information Officer, Washington State Gambling Commission

Panel Discussion

Tools, Strategies, and Innovations Driving Transformation

Joseph Todd
Deputy Chief Technology Officer, King County, Washington

Nicholas Stowe
State Chief Architect, Strategy and Management Division, Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech)

Steve Witt
Director of Public Sector, Nintex

Moderator:
Robert Cruz
VP, Information Governance Solutions, Smarsh

Keynote Session

Seattle’s “Anti-Racist HR Strategic Roadmap”

Dayana Vice
Strategic Advisor for Citywide HR Planning & Innovation, City of Seattle

Panel Discussion

Public Sector Workforce: The Next Generation

john miller
Equity Change Agent, King County, Washington

Jim Loter
Interim Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle

Dayana Vice
Strategic Advisor for Citywide HR Planning & Innovation, City of Seattle

Keynote Session

Equitable Data Applications and Informatics

Dr. Amy Sullivan
Senior Epidemiologist, Washington State Department of Health

Panel Discussion

Disaggregating Data

Jennifer Coldiron
Director of Impact and Data Strategy, Department of Community and Human Services, King County, WA

Kyle Gitchell
Assistant Managing Director for the Housing Assistance Unit, Washington Department of Commerce

Moderator:
Murtaza Masood
Global Managing Director for State and Local Government, Box

Keynote Session

Re-imagining BC Parks Experience from the Outside In

Jillian Carruthers
Executive Director, Service Transformation, British Columbia Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

Rumon Carter
Executive Lead, Service Transformation – BC Parks, British Columbia Public Service

Panel Discussion

Engaging Citizens for More Equitable Outcomes

Anthony Griego
Strategic Transformation Manager, Washington Department of Licensing

Gloria Briggs
Project/Program Manager III, Executive Office, King County Department of Local Services

Lindsay Morgan Tracy
Innovator in Chief, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

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 Washington.

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 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

“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

2022 Event Partners

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Altair

For partnership opportunities, contact Andrew Jensen for more information.