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Join the State and Local Tech Trends Virtual Training

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State and local governments face a lot of challenges: shrinking budgets, federal mandates, resource constraints, an aging workforce, and the constant threat of a cyberattack. Just to name a few.

In our 2nd Annual State and Local Innovators Virtual Summit we surveyed attendees to learn about specific challenges facing public servants and their communities.Today, in our State and Local Tech Trends Virtual Training we will share those challenges and show how advanced technology and innovative practices can help government.

Our training webinars focus on the top trends in government: big data, cloud and open data. We have speakers from the City o Boston, Henrico County, and the States of Ohio, Colorado and North Carolina. Plus, attendees can earn 2 CPEs by attending.

See the full agenda below and register here.

11:00-11:25AM ET: Opening Keynote: Identifying Challenges at Your Level with Emilia Istrate, Director of Research and Outreach, National Association of Counties and Stu Davis, State CIO and Assistant Director at Ohio Department of Administrative Services.

What are the current challenges that counties and other local governments are facing? What about at the state level? Budgets, a lack of resources, and federal mandates are probably at the top of the list. In this opening keynote, experts from National Association of Counties (NACo), National League of Cities and National Association of of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) will discuss these current challenges and provide examples of state and local organizations around the country who are successfully overcoming these challenges through the use of innovative technology and leadership.

11:30-12:20PM ET: How the City of Boston Built a Culture of Data-Driven Decisions with Kelly Jin, Data Visualization Lead, City of Boston and Christine Carmichael, Marketing Director, Tableau Software.

State and local government have a lot of data and it’s only growing in complexity and volume. But where there’s data, there’s more opportunities to make better informed decisions that improve your community. The challenge lies in making sense of the data. In the City of Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh believes that up-to-date data visualizations are integral to how the city serves its citizens. In this training, learn how the Mayor of Boston and senior administration officials are creating and using data dashboards every day to better highlight and address issues in public safety, basic city services, human services, and economic development.

12:30-1:20PMET: You Have Your Data, Now What with Michelle Gore, Chief Data Officer, State of Colorado and Philip Paz, Senior Sales Engineer, MarkLogic

In recent years, few terms have been as overused and misunderstood as “big data.” People often focus on the “big” – but what organizations are truly struggling with is the variety. “Data” is no longer even limited just to structured information– it’s spreadsheets, emails, reports, social media, video, sensor feeds, etc.

This session will present lessons learned from real-life big data deployments in both the public and private sectors, and introduce new generation technologies and approaches that can help you cost-effectively manage your data, and leverage it in new ways to improve organizational effectiveness.

1:30-2:20PM ET: How Henrico County, VA Improved Their Public Safety Services with Brian Viscuso, County of Henrico, Department of Information Technology and Matt Lawson, Principal Architect, NetApp.

As counties grow in population, the number of services tied to 911 centers also grows – which means increased workloads and slower response time. But imagine being able to improve dispatch response time to residents and public safety staff without adding resources?

One county in Virginia has done just that. Henrico County, VA has revolutionized their 911 dispatch system’s infrastructure system using NetApp’s Cluster Data ONTAP system. In this training, you’ll from Brian Viscuso of Henrico County as he shares how they used technology to improve public safety services.

2:30-2:50PM ET: Closing Keynote: What’s on the Horizon? with Chris Estes, Chief Information Officer, State of North Carolina.

What’s on the horizon for state and local government when it comes to digital services? How can government be transformed through collaboration and a consolidated approach to IT? How can technology enable better customer service?

Register here!

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