Government
Innovation

Texas

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 8am CT
Austin, TX

Event Overview

Transforming Government Through Technology-Driven Initiatives

The state of Texas has seen exceptional modernization in public sector technology. This is due to the measures by the information technology community and innovation of the state agencies. Government Innovation Texas will provide insight into the components of leadership, technology, and workforce. This event offers attendees the opportunity to learn from across Texas and to explore innovative solutions for the challenges public servants around the state encounter.

The public sector has heard the buzz around technology modernization and how it supports digital transformation. How do you implement modernization throughout agencies? What are the barriers to adoption? How do you digitalize and improve citizens’ experiences to improve services? And how can the government utilize workforce planning to implement their focused agendas?

These are the questions that we will explore at Public Sector Network’s Government Innovation Texas program. Join our prestigious speaking faculty as they address how people, processes, data, and technology all contribute to advancing government innovation throughout the State of Texas. This one-day event will provide the ideal meeting place to learn, collaborate, discuss current trends, and best practices.

Benefits of Attending

Get insight from Texas’ public sector and explore case studies that will help you understand emerging processes, new technologies, and lessons learned.

Learn best practices and examine challenges that come with technology driven initiatives

Hear Texas’ thought leaders cover topics such as: Workforce, AI & Data Science, Local Government Innovation, Digital Solutions, and Human Resource Strategies.

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Amanda Crawford, Executive Director and State Chief Information Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

Amanda Crawford
Executive Director and State Chief Information Officer
Texas Department of Information Resources

Ed Kelly Chief Data Officer Texas Department of Information Resources

Ed Kelly
Chief Data Officer
Texas Department of Information Resources

Shauna Rogers
Chief Digital Officer
Texas Attorney General

Jennifer Buaas
Director of Strategic
Digital Services
Texas Department of
Information Resources

Wayne Vore Chief Technology Officer Texas Health and Human Services

Wayne Vore
Chief Technology Officer
Texas Health and Human
Services

Jessica J. Jones, Ph.D. State Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

Dr. Jessica J. Jones
State Director for Diversity, Equity and
Inclusion
Louisiana Department
of Children and Family
Services

Kelley A. Williams  MBA, Deputy for Human Resources Commission on State Emergency Communications

Kelley A. Williams MBA
Deputy for Human Resources
Texas Commission on State Emergency Communications

Syed Mohammed Mehdi, A.A.E
Chief Strategy and
Innovation Officer
San Antonio Airport
Systems

Horacio Zambrana Chief Talent Management Officer Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Horacio Zambrana
Chief Talent Management Officer
Teacher Retirement
System of Texas

Yiting Liu Enterprise Architect Texas Health and Human Services Chief Technology Office

Yiting Liu
Enterprise Architect
Texas Health and
Human Services Chief
Technology Office

Justin Copling Technical Services Officer City of Plano Texas Police Department

Justin Copling
Technical Services Officer
City of Plano Texas
Police Department

Catherine Crago Head of Strategic Initiatives Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Catherine Crago
Head of Strategic
Initiatives
Housing Authority of the City of Austin

DR. DESA BAUTA Chief Data and Analytics Officer Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Dr. Desa Bauta
Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Texas Department of
Family and Protective
Services

Jason Alexander Chief of Staff City of Austin

Jason Alexander
Chief of Staff
City of Austin

Dana M. LeBherz Talent Development Director, Louisiana State Civil Service

Dana M. LeBherz
Talent Development Director,
Louisiana State Civil Service

Dr. Maggie Deichert VP of Policy Development & Research Dallas Housing Authority

Dr. Maggie Deichert
VP of Policy Development & Research
Dallas Housing Authority

Dennis Hinrichs Director of Technology State of Louisiana Court of Appeal

Dennis Hinrichs
Director of Technology
State of Louisiana Court of Appeal

Cristina Denz Information Security Portfolio Manager Texas Health and Human Services

Cristina Denz
Information Security
Portfolio Manager
Texas Health and Human Services

Stephen Wolff
Cybersecurity Risk Analyst
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Key Sessions

The Government Innovation Series features the latest projects and findings throughout the State of Texas. Hear insights via keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and fireside chats. To provide fresh perspectives, concurrent tracks will address more specific initiatives around technology, people, and data & analytics processes within the public sector.

Keynote SessionPanel DiscussionTechnology TrackPeople TrackData TrackDigital & CX Track

Topic TBD

Amanda Crawford
Executive Director and State Chief Information Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Efficiency

Shauna Rogers
Chief Digital Officer, Texas Attorney General

Industry 4:0 and San Antonio Airport Systems

Syed Mohammed Mehdi, A.A.E
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, San Antonio Airport Systems

Public Sector: Five Priorities for the Next Five Months

Catherine Crago
Head of Strategic Initiatives, Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Dr. Jessica J. Jones
State Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

Cybersecurity and Data Protection: Taking an Integrated Approach

Cristina Denz
Information Security Portfolio Manager, Texas Health and Human Services

Stephen Wolff
Cybersecurity Risk Analyst, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Keynote Session

Best Practices in Implementing Enterprise Architecture for Optimum Results

Wayne Vore
Chief Technology Officer, Texas Health and Human Services

Panel Discussion

Tools, Strategies, and Innovations Driving Technological Transformation

Dennis Hinrichs
Director of Technology, State of Louisiana Court of Appeal

Justin Copling
Technical Services Officer, City of Plano Texas Police Department

Yiting Liu
Enterprise Architect, Texas Health and Human Services Chief Technology Office

Keynote Session

Public Sector Workforce: Today and Tomorrow

Kelley A. Williams MBA
Deputy for Human Resources, Texas Commission on State Emergency Communications

Panel Discussion

Public Sector Workforce: The Next Generation

Horacio Zambrana
Chief Talent Management Officer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Jason Alexander
Chief of Staff, City of Austin

Dana M. LeBherz
Talent Development Director, Louisiana State Civil Service

Keynote Session

How to Scale an Effective Data Literacy Program

Ed Kelly
Chief Data Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

Panel Discussion

Data, Data Everywhere-A look at Data Driven Decision Making

Dr. Besa Bauta
Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Keynote Session

Leadership’s Role in Driving Digital Transformation

Jennifer Buaas
Director of Strategic Digital Services, Texas Department of Information Resources

Panel Discussion

How Texas Harnesses Digital Services to Benefit Citizens

Dr. Maggie Deichert
Vice President of Policy Development & Research, Dallas Housing Authority

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

Your Registration Includes:

Thought-leader Presentations

Come discuss emerging trends and hear unique perspectives from your public sector peers!

Interactivity

Get answers to shared challenges and see findings & outcomes from a variety of innovative projects around the State of Texas.

Leading Technology Solutions

Explore technologies from leading solution providers in the government space and learn how to improve citizen services.


On-Demand Content

Receive access to session content and join the innovation community on Public Sector Network’s learning platform!

Austin

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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

“Very compelling to hear other leaders around the country trying to tackle these difficult questions. This is an opportunity to hear what has worked (or not) and spark ideas for our own communities.”
 – City of Richmond, Virginia

“The information was very practical and highlighted everyday issues we encounter. I believe case studies help a lot in making the case for some of the more abstract concepts, so the real scenarios were really useful.”
– Broward County, Florida

Our Event Partners

Please contact our Partnership Director Anthony Marino for more information.