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Government Innovation WEST

Connecting Leaders & Ideas to
Build a Better Public Service

Virtual Event

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

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 WEST virtual event. Here, we’ll spotlight top leaders and their initiatives from across the Western 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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state & local government innovators in the Western U.S.

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2021 Featured Speakers

Michaela Geronima Doelman

Michaela G. Doelman

Chief Human Resources Officer,
Employment Security Department,
State of Washington

David Graham - CIO - City of Carlsbad, CA

David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer,
City of Carlsbad (CA)

Amardeep Prasad - Director of Civic Innovation, City and County of San Francisco (CA)

Amardeep Prasad

Director of Civic Innovation,
City & County of San Francisco (CA)

Thomas Buschatzke, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources

Thomas Buschatzke

Arizona Department of Water Resources)

Julien Antelin

Director of Innovation, Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment,
City of Los Angeles (CA)

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

Vishal Hanjan

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

Steve Witt, Director, Public Sector, Nintex

Steve Witt

Director, Public Sector,

Agenda Snapshot

9:00am PT
PSN Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair: Developing Innovation Policies & Strategies in the Public Sector
9:20am PT
Government Keynote: Building our Innovation Capabilities: People, Processes and Technology
9:40am PT
Government Case Study: Getting Back to Basic: Why Storytelling Still Matters when it comes to Employee Engagement
9:55am PT
Partner Session: Increasing Public Sector Efficiency by Leveraging Automation
10:10am PT
Panel Discussion: A Practical Guide to Cultural Innovation
10:40am PT
Academic Case Study: Topic TBD
11:00am PT
Fireside Chat: Doing More Together: Exploring San Francisco’s Start-Up in Residence (STIR) and Civic Bridge Initiatives
11:15am PT
Partner Session: Preparing for the “Renewed” Normal: Improving Service Delivery
11:30am PT
Panel Session: Leading Innovation: Applying Lessons Learned from Public & Private Sector Trailblazers
12:00pm PT
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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