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Government Innovation

Virginia

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Richmond Marriott Downtown | 8am ET

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Our COVID-Safe Policy

Keeping you safe on-site is our top priority. With this in mind, all attendees will be required to complete a pre-event health screening conducted by a 3rd-party, HIPAA-compliant company.

Event Overview

In an increasingly digital world, government leaders need tools and systems that allow them to move expediently and collaboratively. These leaders also need to ensure that their citizens can access their services, particularly in underserved communities. The fact each government agency often determines its own operational strategies, however, presents an enormous roadblock. Scattered, piecemeal technological implementation has resulted in agencies often being out of sync with one another. 

This mismatch has long prevented agencies from operating at their full collaborative and innovative potential. Instead of scrambling to catch up – as government agencies across the world had to do during the COVID-19 pandemic – agencies now have a chance to think ahead and modernize to better prepare for future opportunities – and risks. 

How can the public sector solve this multi-pronged problem to realize long term benefits and capture the full potential of contemporary innovations? 

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

Benefits of Attending

 Examine innovative systems and tools to boost modernization efforts 

Learn best practices for digital inclusion and equitable service distribution 

 Unlock the potential of cross-agency collaboration 

Explore bold public service initiatives currently underway across the Commonwealth 

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Carlos Rivero-Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Carlos Rivero
Fmr. Chief Data Officer
Commonwealth of Virginia

Jonathan Ozovek, Chief Operating Officer, Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)

Jonathan Ozovek
Chief Operating Officer
Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)

Robert (Bob) Osmond, Chief of Technology and Business Strategy, Virginia Department Of Transportation (VDOT)

Robert (Bob) Osmond
Chief of Technology and Business Strategy
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

Dr. Tamarah Holmes, Director – Office of Broadband, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

Dr. Tamarah Holmes
Director – Office of Broadband
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHDC)

Daniel Persico, Chief Information Officer, Virginia Department of Elections

Daniel Persico
Former Chief Information Officer
Virginia Department of Election

Dr. William Brantley, Digital Transformation Coach & Training Specialist, Faculty Member of the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence

Dr. William Brantley
Digital Transformation Coach & Training Specialist, Faculty Member
University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence

Jaime Lees, Chief Data Officer, Arlington (VA) County Government

Jaime Lees
Chief Data Officer, Department of Technology Services
Arlington County Government

Evan Feinman, Chief Broadband Advisor - Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam & Executive Director, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

Evan Feinman
Former Chief Broadband Advisor, Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam & Executive Director, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

Erin Sutton, Chief Deputy State Coordinator, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Erin Sutton
Chief Deputy State Coordinator
Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Antonio Villafana, Chief Information Officer, Virginia Department of Human Resource Management

Antonio Villafana
Chief Information Officer
Virginia Department of Human Resource Management

Dr. RaShall Brackney, Chief of Police, City of Charlottesville

Dr. RaShall Brackney
Fmr. Chief of Police
City of Charlottesville

William Davis, Head – OECD Washington Center, OECD

William Davis
Head – OECD Washington Center
OECD

Hari Sripathi, Director, Office of Strategic Innovation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Hari Sripathi
Director, Office of Strategic Innovation
Virginia Department of Transportation

Marcus Thornton, Deputy Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Marcus Thornton
Deputy Chief Data Officer
Commonwealth of Virginia

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Key Sessions

The Government Innovation Series features the latest initiatives throughout Virginia; 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 Session

Government Innovation: An International Perspective

William Davis
Head – OECD Washington Center, OECD

Fireside Chat

The Office of Data Governance and Analytics: Data Catalyst for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Marcus Thornton
Deputy Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Carlos Rivero
Former Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Case Study Roundtable

Distributing the Data: Setting Up a Virginia Data Commons

Jaime Lees
Chief Data Officer, Department of Technology Services, Arlington County Government

Ana Laura Sposito
Knowledge & Learning Specialist – Project and Change Management, International Organization

People, Processes & Data: Tools for a Thriving Virginia

Robert (Bob) Osmond
Chief of Technology and Business Strategy, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

Evan Feinman
Former Chief Broadband Advisor – Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam & Executive Director, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

Tiffany Ford
Deputy Commissioner for Administration, VA Department of Health

Impact of Cryptocurrency Adoption in State Government

Mark Montoya
Chief Data Officer, Government Blockchain Association

Keynote Session

Technology Transformation in Virginia

Jonathan Ozovek
Chief Operating Officer, Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)

Panel Discussion

Tools, Strategies, and Innovations Driving Transformation

Antonio Villafana
Chief Information Officer, Virginia Department of Human Resource Management

Erin Sutton
Chief Deputy State Coordinator, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Keynote Session

How Innovative Ideas for Data, Process, and Technology Impact People

Dr. RaShall Brackney
Former Chief of Police, City of Charlottesville

Panel Discussion

Public Sector Workforce: The Next Generation

Captain Eric Gowin
IT Division Manager, Virginia State Police

Tiffany Ford
Deputy Commissioner for Administration, VA Department of Health

Keynote Session

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity: Organizational Risk Management

Daniel Persico
Former Chief Information Officer, Virginia Department of Elections

Panel Discussion

From Data to Decisions

Marcus Thornton
Deputy Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Dr. William Brantley
Digital Transformation Coach & Training Specialist, Faculty Member of the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center of Excellence

Hari Sripathi
Director, Office of Strategic Innovation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Keynote Session

Equal Broadband Access = Community Economic Success

Dr. Tamarah Holmes
Director – Office of Broadband, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

Panel Discussion

Bridging the Digital Divide: How Technology Safely and Reliably Improves Public Engagement

Erin Sutton
Chief Deputy State Coordinator, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

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

On-Demand

Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Keeping You Safe

Public Sector Network will closely monitor COVID-19 regulations in accordance with the advice from the Government and local health authorities to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event physically. In addition, we will be working closely with the venue to ensure precautionary measures are in place.

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 and opportunity to hear what has worked (or not) and spark ideas for our own communities.”

 City of Richmond, VA

“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 Government

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