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Government Innovation EAST

Connecting Leaders & Ideas to
Build a Better Public Service

Virtual Event

Wed. November 3, 2021 | 12pm ET

Event Overview

As we begin to break free COVID’s confines, a “renewed normal” has begun to take shape across the country.

Now more than ever, public sector innovation is critical – from policy design to service delivery, new technologies and data usage. By leveraging new approaches to old problems, governments stand to improve their performance and responsiveness to the unique challenges of today. We must ensure that recovery is both fast and equitable. However, this requires us to collaborate, share ideas and accelerate innovation throughout the public sector. If we do this, governments stand to deliver world-class services to all stakeholders, and the best outcomes for citizens.

In that spirit, Public Sector Network invites you to join the conversation at our Government Innovation East virtual event. Here, we’ll spotlight top leaders and their initiatives from across the Eastern United States that will inspire and motivate you to keep reaching for excellence! Gain the ideas, the inspiration, and the practical knowhow needed to drive innovation in this new era of public service.

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“A great collaborative day. It was interesting to share journeys and challenges from other agencies and to hear from agency leaders. ”

Department of Education

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2021 Featured Speakers

Marc Franzoni - Director, Strategy & Operations, New York State

Marc Franzoni

Director, Strategy & Operations,
New York State

Stefanie Costa Leabo - Chief Data Officer, City of Boston, MA

Stefanie Costa Leabo

Chief Data Officer,
City of Boston (MA)

Tobenna Egwu - Deputy Director of Research Operations & Innovation, Cook Co. Government (Chicago, IL)

Tobenna Egwu

Deputy Director of Research Operations & Innovation,
Cook County Government (Chicago, IL)

Eliza Polllack - City of Philadelphia

Eliza Pollack

Director of Innovation,
City of Philadelphia (PA)

Steve Witt - Director, Public Sector , Nintex

Steve Witt

Director, Public Sector

Deb Lam - Founding Excutive Director, Partnership for Incusive Innovation & Managing Director, Smart Cities & Inclusive Innovation, George Insitute of Technology (GA)

Deb Lam

Founding Excutive Director of the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation & Managing Director, Smart Cities & Inclusive Innovation,
George Institute of Technology (GA)

Vishal Hanjan, Industry Lead - U.S. State and Local Government, Appian

Vishal Hanjan

Industry Lead - U.S. State and Local Government,

Agenda Snapshot

12:00pm ET
PSN Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair: Developing Innovation Policies & Strategies in the Public Sector
12:20pm ET
Government Keynote Session: From Concept to Reality Tracking the Innovation Journey
12:40pm ET
Government Case Study: Applying Innovation to Policing in the Nation’s Largest City
12:55pm ET
Partner Session: Increasing Public Sector Efficiency by Leveraging Automation
1:10pm ET
Panel Discussion: A Practical Guide to Procedural Innovation
1:40pm ET
Government Case Study: Topic TBD
2:00pm ET
Fireside Chat: Building a Culture of Equity & Inclusion within Public Sector Innovation
2:15pm ET
Partner Session: Preparing for the “Renewed” Normal: Improving Service Delivery
2:30pm ET
Panel Discussion: Developing Organization Capabilities to Pre-Emptively Address Major Challenges
2:55pm ET
Closing Remarks from the Chair & Event Adjourns
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Why Government Innovation Leaders Attend

Explore the Innovations – both technological and cultural – that will define the future of the public sector

Leverage lessons learned from crisis-driven responses to COVID-19 to reprioritize your processes and services in a way that supports efficiency, usability, equity & inclusivity

Explore policies and perspectives that will help you to better adhere to your vision – and identify the right people, processes, and tools to support that vision

Discuss opportunities to learn new skills, increase capabilities, and reduce redundancies

See What Past Attendees Had to Say About the Event

“Great event and excellent speaker group! It was good to hear from others in the region.”

Dir. Innovation & Technology - City of Sioux Falls, SD

"The event was well run and moderated, the mix of providers and practitioners worked well, and the topics were timely and met my expectations. Thank you."

CIO - Marin County, CA

"Loved the diversity of presentations!"

Technology Director - City of Reno, NV

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