Government
Innovation
Arizona


Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 8am MT
Phoenix, AZ

Event Overview

Transforming Government Through Technology-Driven Initiatives

The State of Arizona consistently faces difficult, existential issues that many other states have so far been spared: extreme heat, water allocation shortages and drought, and the countless impacts that those challenges have on citizens. Fortunately, Arizona is known for its innovation culture, making it uniquely positioned to address these challenges head on. Still, trailblazing is hard work. There are few case studies from which to glean a holistic set of best practices. Being first in class means setting the rules of the game for others by exploring ambitious solutions to challenging questions. And yet – there’s more to be done.


How can Arizona’s public sector employees harness contemporary and forward-looking innovations? What best practices exist that could be adapted to Arizona’s unique landscape? And how can government agencies most effectively collaborate to serve all Arizonans?


These are the kinds of questions Public Sector Network’s Government Innovation Arizona program will examine. This one-day event is the ideal meeting place to collaborate, discuss current trends, and learn best practices related to people, processes, technology, and data. Join the conversation!

Benefits of Attending

Get insight from Arizona’s 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 Arizona’s 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

Lester Godsey Chief Information Security Officer, Maricopa County

Lester Godsey
Chief Information Security
Officer,
Maricopa County

DAN WILKINS - Chief Information Security Officer, State of Arizona

Dan Wilkins
Chief Information Security Officer,
State of Arizona

Colleen McManus HR Programs Manager, Policy, Legislation & Audit, former CHRO, State of Arizona, ADOA - Arizona Department of Administration, Human Resources Division

Colleen McManus
HR Programs Manager, Policy,
Legislation & Audit, former CHRO,
State of Arizona, ADOA – Arizona Department of Administration,
Human Resources Division

Seema Sewell Assistant Chief Information Security Officer, Maricopa County

Seema Sewell
Assistant Chief
Information Security
Officer,
Maricopa County

David Hondula Director, Heat Response and Mitigation, City of Phoenix

David Hondula
Director, Heat Response and Mitigation,
City of Phoenix

Lisa Williams Manager and Founder, Office of Data Management, Arizona Department of Water

Lisa Williams
Manager and Founder, Office of Data Management,
Arizona Department of Water

Jeff Wolkove State Data Management Architect, IT Governance, Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology Office, State of Arizona

Jeff Wolkove
State Data Management
Architect, IT Governance,
Arizona Strategic
Enterprise Technology
Office,
State of Arizona

SHANDRA SCOTTData Operations ManagerArizona Department of Environmental Quality ADEQ

Shandra Scott
Data Operations Manager,
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality ADEQ

TRACEE HALL - Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation Department, City of Phoenix

Tracee Hall
Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation Department,
City of Phoenix

MIKE BACA Chief Information Officer State of New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department

Mike Baca
Chief Information Officer,
State of New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department

Murtaza Masood
Managing Director, State & Local Government,
Box

TRAVIS CUTRIGHT Chief Information Officer City of Mesa

Travis Cutright
Chief Information Officer
City of Mesa

Key Sessions

The Government Innovation Series features the latest projects and findings throughout the State of Arizona. 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.

Morning PlenaryPanel & Interactive DiscussionsTechnology TrackPeople TrackData TrackDigital & CX Track

Government Keynote

Arizona’s Innovation Future

Join us as we kick off our program with a peek inside what’s next for the State of Arizona’s innovation agenda. Learn how your department can contribute – and how these innovations will benefit you!

Fireside Chat

Bringing Order to Chaos: Arizona’s Data Management Program

Join Arizona’s State Data Management Architect and the Founder of the Department of Water’s Office of Data Management for a dynamic discussion of their work to promote scheduled data management maturity assessments throughout the state – an innovative practice that will tap into the untapped potential of the state’s vast data reserves.


Innovating for Survival

Arizona’s government must address one of the world’s top challenges: our changing climate. Learn from leading sustainability practitioners on how they’re fusing climate change expertise with technology to radically reimagine what the future of life in Arizona looks like.

Recognizing Bias, Microaggressions, and Systemic Racism to Become Radically Inclusive

Join this dynamic, interactive session to learn how to recognize, confront, and challenge systems, beliefs, and practices. This workshop tackles tough topics which help facilitate truly diverse, equitable and inclusive environments.

Keynote Session

Election Cycle 2022: How Social Media Impacts Information Security

Join PSN Advisory Board Member Lester Godsey as he shares how social media impacts elections Maricopa County and the information security profession in general.

Panel Discussion

Tools, Strategies, and Innovations Driving Transformation

This panel of experts will address the following:
• How do you identify viable new technologies?
• When you’re spearheading innovation initiatives, what types of
challenges have you encountered?
• How do you ensure minimal disruption to the mission while embedding new technology?
• How do you go about addressing privacy and security in technology applications?

Keynote Session

CIO’s Perspective – the Human side of Technology

Technology leaders have to balance the evolving landscape of threats, work locations, new products, services, and the demands of the customer for exceptional service. This session will take a look through the eyes of a CIO and help attendees understand the priorities of today’s IT leaders and how the Human side is every bit as important as the technology.

Panel Discussion

Public Sector Workforce: The Next Generation

This panel of experts will address the following:
• What are the skills and attributes needed for the next generation?
• Will future public service workers be interested in performing
meaningful work with tangible evidence of impact?
• How do you recruit, develop, and maintain such a talent pool?

Keynote Session

Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe: Addressing Data Security & Privacy

As the amount of data generated, collected, and stored has increased, so has the need for a reimagining of the way government organizations approach data warehousing – both from a management perspective, but also from a security and privacy perspective. Learn how government can balance security needs with an increasingly data-hungry culture.

Panel Discussion

From Data to Decisons

This dynamic discussion will feature different agency perspectives on how to best leverage data to achieve ambitions goals, where current gaps exist, and what solutions might boost policy priorities.

Keynote Session

Creating A Password-less Environment

Join Arizona’s Chief Information Security Officer, Dan Wilkins, as he shares a vision of a secure and private digital life – without passwords. Dan will highlight what this future holds for internal government processes and how it will impact citizens’ daily lives.

Panel Discussion

Engaging Citizens for More Equitable Outcomes

More and more, departments and agencies are looking to their
constituents to help solve longstanding challenges. Our panelists will discuss how their agencies are working with citizen stakeholders to help bridge historic divides, close accessibility gaps, and promote equity.

View the 2022 agenda to explore the full speaker lineup, session topics, 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 Arizona.

Leading Technology Solutions

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


Phoenix,

Arizona

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

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For partnership opportunities, contact Anthony Marino for more information.