PSIS Event: Government Innovation Massachusetts

Government
Innovation
Massachusetts

Thursday, June 30, 2022 | 8am ET
Hotel Commonwealth | Boston, MA

Covid SafePolicy

Keeping you healthy & safe on-site is our top priority. With this in mind, all attendees will be required to adhere to our COVID-safe protocols.

Event Overview

Leveraging technology to the benefit of all

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. Ensuring that future initiatives are both appropriate and equitable; we need to collaborate and accelerate innovation throughout the public sector, ultimately to delivery 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

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring 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

Katrina Jagroop-Gomes - CIO Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Katrina Jagroop-Gomes
CIO
Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Troy Clarkson

Troy Clarkson
CFO
City of Brockton, MA

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 (Pending Agency Clearance)

Sarah Figalora - Chief of Staff, Innovation & Technology, City of Boston (Pending Agency Clearance)

Sarah Figalora
Chief of Staff, Innovation & Technology,
City of Boston
(Pending Agency Clearance)

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
(Pending Agency Clearance)

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
(Pending Agency Clearance

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)

Timothy Waitkevitch, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Timothy Waitkevitch
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Office of Technology Services and Security
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
(Pending Agency Clearance)

(Pending Agency Clearance)

Kristopher Carter
Chair, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
City of Boston
(Pending Agency Clearance)

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

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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

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

Sarah Figalora
Chief of Staff, Innovation & Technology, City of Boston (Pending Agency Clearance)

Reimagining Professional Development

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

Troy Clarkson
CFO, City of Brockton, MA

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 (Pending Agency Clearance)

Panel Discussion

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

Troy Clarkson
CFO, City of Brockton, MA

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

Government Fireside Chat

COVID as a Catalyst

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

Panel Discussion

The Future of the Public Sector Workforce

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

Katrina Jagroop-Gomes
CIO, Massachusetts Gaming Commission

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 Cosa Leabo
Chief Data Officer, City of Boston

Amy Shan
Manager of Strategy & Analytics at Boston Public Schools | President of HOBY SD Leadership Nonprofit (Pending Agency Clearance)

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 

Timothy Waitkevitch
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Pending Agency Clearance)

Kristopher Carter
Chair, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston (Pending Agency Clearance)

View the agenda for the full speaker lineup,
sessions and event timeline

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

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

Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA

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

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