Government IT Insights: Spring Edition

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 12pm – 3:00pm ET | Online

Event Overview

Transforming Government through Technology Based Initiatives

Advances in information technology have enabled public sector leaders to launch projects on exciting new trajectories. While many see the value proposition behind information technology investments, there remain barriers to adoption. These include team-wide buy-in, budgetary realities, and pre-existing roadmaps.

Today, information technology plays a central role in all aspects of government. From resident-facing services like renewing driver’s licenses online to back-end processes, such as analyzing tax returns for accuracy. Excellence in information technology is a prerequisite for excellence in the public sector. It is an ongoing challenge to find the right tools, infrastructure hardware, and systems that result in successful information technology projects and pivoting existing infrastructures.

Public Sector Network invites you to join the conversation at our Virtual Event: Government IT Insights: Spring Edition. We will bring together public sector thought-leaders as they examine deploying new technologies and pivoting existing ones, enterprise architecture, cloud-based technology, and launching new projects.

Benefits of Attending

Explore unique case studies from public sector leaders regarding cloud technology and replacing legacy systems.

Hear government leaders’ insights around enterprise architecture, legacy systems, the cloud, and IT project presentations.

Examine and address common challenges that occur from technology-based initiatives in the public sector.

Your Inspiring Speakers

Glenn Mack, Chief Information Officer, N.C. Department of Public Safety

Glenn Mack
Chief Information Officer
N.C. Department of Public Safety

M-L (Sherry) Schoonover MBA, BCS, PMP, Deputy Director of IT, City of Topeka

M-L (Sherry) Schoonover MBA, BCS, PMP
Deputy Director of IT
City of Topeka

Anthony-Paul (AP) Diaz, Executive Officer & Chief of Staff, Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

Anthony-Paul (AP) Diaz
Executive Officer & Chief of Staff
Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

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Greg Spotts
Assistant Director and Chief Sustainability Officer
StreetsLA | Department of Public Works | Bureau of Street Services

Timothy Wright, Senior Systems Analyst, City of Los Angeles Public Works: Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA)

Timothy Wright
Senior Systems Analyst
City of Los Angeles Public Works: Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA)

Mike Baca
Chief Information Officer
New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department

Shauna Rogers
Chief Digital Officer, Deputy Technology
Texas Attorney General

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

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

Jared Vichengrad- Director, US State & Local Government and Education Sales, Rubrik

Jared Vichengrad
Director, US State & Local Government and Education Sales

Cameron Seader-Director Technical Sales - US West, Canada, Telco, SLED

Cameron Seader
Director Technical Sales – US West, Canada, Telco, SLED

Chris Moore
Community Advisor
Public Sector Network

Key Sessions

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Pivoting Technology Services During a Pandemic: How the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Thrived

When the pandemic hit in 2020 and all state employees were sent home to work remotely, Glenn Mack and his team at the NC Department of Public Safety had numerous technology issues to work through. The team also needed to ensure that health care was still being provided for the thousands of inmates in correctional facilities across the state. This keynote will focus on how they embraced new technologies and new solutions and while achieving success along the way.

Immediate Wins with Artificial Intelligence

Many government organizations face the challenge of modernizing legacy systems while developing digital services supporting their agencies constituents. Digital engagement channels for solutions such as AI Chatbots and Robotics Process Automation solutions can provide agencies quick wins without the dependencies of legacy system integration. System Modernization programs that focus on managing identity, data, and analytics provide significant business while setting the stage for becoming a data driven organization through Artificial Intelligence.

How StreetsLA Used Cloud-Based Technology to Drive Customer Service

StreetsLA needed their workforce and hardware/software to interact. Most of their employees are working in the field rather than an office. They had a lot of success with assigning someone to handle all the inspections of a certain type in a certain geography and letting them self-serve the requests from the cloud and plan their own sequencing and routing. StreetsLA journey to the cloud required a well-thought-out infrastructure and smart governance every step of the way. This case study will detail actions such as the shift away from legacy systems, dealing with processes, moving to standard software, monitoring, data management, and scalability.StreetsLA performs a wide range of planning, construction, maintenance, and enforcement activities to maintain the City’s public works infrastructure and enhance the experience and quality of life of City residents, visitors, and stakeholders.

Rethinking the Role of Enterprise Architecture in the Public Sector

Digital technologies have raised the public sector’s expectations for responsive, and seamless services. Governments are struggling to meet those expectations and will continue to unless they rethink how they use enterprise architecture. Outdated information technology systems are an insurmountable obstacle for the public sector. It is imperative to have an enterprise architecture that is modular, straight forward, citizen-centric, and configurable.

This panel of experts will discuss how to rethink the role of enterprise software and will share tips around cross-department collaboration, existing architecture evaluation, and processes that help evaluate & integrate new technologies.

Presenting Your Information Technology Project: Best Practices for Buy-In

New technology can be a game-changer when it comes to how you run your department and projects. Unfortunately, a solid plan can get significant push-back from key decision makers. The issue with waiting until the new becomes mainstream is that you lose the competitive advantage that the technology brings.

Components of presenting your technology project should include the opportunity, associated needs or problems, solution, benefits, background, and cost analysis. It should cover other possible options-such as doing nothing-as well as specific exclusions in the proposal, constraints, and other issues.

Hear from experts and learn how the correct strategic applications of a business plan can both help garner buy-in and reduce time.

Your Registration Includes:

Virtual Presentations

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


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

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear from the top solution-providers in the government space and explore key technologies to improve your citizen services.

On-Demand Content

Receive instant access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network learning platform.

What Your Peers Had to Say

“Good topics, appreciated hearing the experiences of others.”
City of Seattle, WA

“Great communication by everyone on your team! Very well organized!”
State of New Jersey

“Interesting speakers – very much enjoyed various sessions.”
Larimer County, CO

Our Event Partners

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Anthony Marino by phone (1-908-770-6156) or email ([email protected])