Innovation and IT
Government IT Insights: Winter Edition

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 12pm – 2:35pm ET | Online

Event Overview

Transforming Government through Technology Based Initiatives

By taking a citizen centric approach to information technology, public sector leaders can deliver services in a fast, more secure, and reliable manner. While many see the value proposition in investing in information technology there are barriers to adoption. These include security, compliance, budgetary realities, and existing roadmaps. Information technology is a critical pillar in the growth of economic development. It can also have an impact in policy implementation and thereafter realization of government’s goals and objectives. 

For departments, agencies, and localities around the country it is important to learn from past transitions and plan for technology imperatives for a culture of continuous improvements. Government leaders need technology tools that allow them to move expediently and collaboratively as their mission focused agendas require. Solutions should be implemented to realize long term benefits and capture the full potential of technology innovations. 

Public Sector Network invites you to join the conversation at our Virtual Event: Government IT Insights: Winter Edition. We will spotlight industry thought leaders and their initiatives from across the United States. 

Benefits of Attending

 Gather insight from government case studies that will help you understand their processes and lessons learned 

 Examine and address challenges that occur from technology driven initiatives 

 Create and capture value from your technology platforms and industry evolution

 Look at roadmaps for how to reach technology decisions in the public sector. Government needs to embrace a strategic vision that has technology at its very core. 

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Matthew Jacob
Senior Enterprise Applications Administrator
City of Pittsburgh Innovation

Carlos Rivero
Chief Data Officer
Commonwealth of Virginia

James Smith
Chief Systems Architect
State of Vermont

Jennifer Buaas
Director of Strategic Digital Services
Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)

Dana Chisnell
Digital Service Expert
United States Digital Service 
(Pending Employer Approval)

Mark Racine
Chief Information Officer
Boston Public Schools (Pending Employer Approval)

Jose Lopez
Chief Innovation Officer & Director of Technology
City of Groveland

Jason Schick
General Manager Public Sector

Steve Witt
Director of Public Sector

Robert Cruz
VP of Information Governance

Key Sessions

KeynoteCase StudyCase StudyPanel Discussion 1Panel Discussion 2

Technology Initiatives: What is Next for the State of Texas

  • What are the priorities for 2022?
  • How is Texas approaching digital transformation?
  • Has the pandemic changed the state approach?

Collaboration and Rollout: Pittsburgh’s Trail Mapping Project

The City of Pittsburgh mapped more than 150 miles of river, park, and greenway trails in an effort to provide a better resource for residents, improve planning, enhance public safety, and track maintenance. The trail mapping was done using a high-accuracy GPS unit and ArcGIS. The project was a collaborative effort between various departments such as City Planning, GIS, Public Safety, and Parks and Recreation. This presentation will cover various phases of the project including needs assessment, implementation and data collection, and publishing of the maps while also discussing future plans to build on the success of the project.

  • Analyzing needs for your organization.
  • Working on a collaborative effort with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Learn how to get organizational buy-in and execute your plan

Implementing & Sustaining a Human Center Designed Program

The design team is focused on building case management software for the Asylum adjudications process; supporting the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) in modernizing the immigration applications process through improvements to software development practices, system architecture, and design making it easier for users to interact with our immigration system.

Rightsizing Support for Remote and Hybrid Work

As the public sector is reopening many have been evaluating their post-pandemic work models. The Covid-19 crisis forced many to shift to a remote or hybrid model. The road to information technology success does not require avoiding risk but managing it. They must focus on continually revising their technological approaches & infrastructure to ensure a functional work environment.

Designing a Scalable IT Infrastructure – From Several Perspectives

Whether replacing legacy systems, integrating new technologies, facilitating HR initiatives or expanding capabilities; designing your infrastructure to provide ease of integration and scalability, while maintaining security is key. Join a group of dedicated public sector leaders who have insight into that process; no matter at what stage of the Journey they find themselves.

Your Registration

Virtual Presentations

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


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


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

What Your Peers Had to Say

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

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

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

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