GovConnect Mobile Summit on Oct 25th!
This is our inaugural conference designed to be a place for government officials to share their experiences and challenges at the forefront of delivering government services via mobile. The conference will be held October 25th, 2018 — from 12pm EST to 4pm EST and is a FREE digital summit that you can attend from anywhere in the world.
Join other government experts online while they show you how they are improving communities by embracing mobile and what hurdles you should avoid to be successful.
GovConnect will have several 30-minute sessions with some amazing experts speaking to you along with an hour-long discussion panel. Here’s the preview of all the sessions you will enjoy next Thursday:
Mobile Today and Tomorrow @12pm EST
Best practices from the private sector, what dominos, uber, and others have done successfully today and how government can use these tactics to improve mobile strategy in the future.
Your Speaker: Paul Malin is the VP of Business at Rock Solid (previously CitySourced), where he has managed strategic alliances since 2015. He has spent his career as an operator in high growth software companies focused on mobile-specific technology.
Transforming Traditional Government into Mobile and Online Services Driven Organization @12:30pm EST
Discussing how Salt Lake City and many other municipalities are changing the traditional approach to how citizens and government interact through the use of improved mobile and online services. Learn how Salt Lake City has moved toward a more citizen focus experience.
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Your Speaker: Aaron Bentley is the Director of Software Services for Salt Lake City, he worked for Salt Lake City for 17 years, he leads the software division at Salt Lake City, where he works with wonderful team members and public employees to provide the city with its software needs.
Tackling Civic and Social Challenges: How 30 Cities and 30 Startups Work Together @1pm EST
Learn how 30 cities across the US and Canada are working collaboratively with startups to help improve service delivery, foster economic development and drive culture change. The Startup in Residence program connects government agencies and their challenges to startups through a streamlined procurement process to create technology products over 16 weeks.
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Your Speaker: Jay Nath is the Co-Executive Director of City Innovate Foundation, a San Francisco based non-profit that helps government be more effective, equitable and responsive. Nath became San Francisco’s first Chief Innovation Officer where he served for more than a decade. Prior to public service, Nath was VP of Product for a successful startup and was a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Creating a Culture of Innovation That’s Focused on Mobile @1:30pm EST
Agencies are starting to realize very quickly that something needs to change, the world around them is changing at a rapid pace and they are falling more and more behind with each passing day. The idea that “if we build it they will come” will no longer suffice. Agencies need to begin to look at how they can make a drastic shift in the way they are thinking about organizational culture.
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Your Speaker: Andrew Kirk is the COO/CRO of Rock Solid, a real-time mobile civic engagement platform that provides citizens an easy to use tool to interact directly with their government.
Government Innovation Panel @2–3pm EST
The practical side of civic technology and innovation. Hear directly from local government administrators who provide insight on what innovation is to them, challenges faced, and how governments can implement new technology approaches.
Your Panelist: Jacob Wallace is the Systems Coordinator for the City of Florence Public Services department. As part of the Infrastructure Support Services division, he manages the City’s utility GIS data and as well as the departments’ asset management system. This system has recently been integrated with our new “Florence Y’ALL” app that is powered by Rock Solid. Eric is also responsible for the communication messages that go out to the city’s app users who have subscribed to specific channels.
Ashley Meyers served as a Product Manager on the San Francisco Digital Services Team, continuing the work she began during a year as an Innovation Fellow in the SF Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation in 2015. She helped write the City’s first-ever Digital Service Strategy to create the SFDS team, co-founded the Civic Bridge program, and brought a modern, agile, user-centered approach to a new affordable housing application service.
Eric Matthews is the Director of Information Technology at Allen, TX. Matthews previously worked with the city of Richardson as the Deputy Chief Information Officer from 2007–2016. He has 23 years of experience in both the public and private sector as a consultant and leader of collaborative, innovative, and cross-functional technology solutions.
Greg Chavarria has brought forth smart city and sustainability solutions that have improved public safety, process management and improved accountability. He currently serves dual role of Assistant City Manager and Chief Information Officer for the City of Hallandale Beach. Some of the notable smart city projects Greg has led include the implementation of smart surveillance detection systems, smart lighting systems within public facilities, mobile apps to increase public engagement and smart metering for water utilities.
Getting the Work Done: What Innovation in Government Really Looks Like @3pm EST
Across the country, government is starting to innovate by incorporating data, research, technology, and service design thinking into daily operations. But the teams and people doing this work are still relatively new, and often struggling to find the best way to get the work done in their locale. In this session, I’ll share what the most effective teams in this space are doing, what works and what doesn’t, and more broadly how the field is thinking and feeling about the hard work we do.
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Your Speaker: Hana Schank is a Public Interest Technology Fellow at New America. Schank’s current research focuses on recent and ongoing efforts within the public sector to apply human-centered design thinking and technology to society’s biggest challenges. Using her own experience as a director at the United States Digital Service (USDS) as a starting point, as well as the experiences of others at USDS and elsewhere in the public sector, Schank’s research will provide focus, guidance, and lessons learned for those undertaking similar efforts, in addition to sharing the stories of this burgeoning field with a wide audience.
While Your City Sleeps: The Opportunity for Automation @3:30pm EST
In fairness, no city ever really sleeps. Too much to do; too little time. Even as technology advances, the resource most in demand is human; people doing things that only people can do: helping others. Fortunately, both resources, technology, and people go hand in hand. Clever automation of data and processes can free up public servants to deliver better civic services and better citizen service. In fact, they already are. Let’s talk about how.
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Your Speaker: abhi nemani is the founder of a GovTech startup called EthosLabs, a govtech startup designed to accelerate good government through great technology, where he has supported dozens of cities and startups on growth, product, and innovation. He was previously appointed as the interim Chief Innovation Officer for Sacramento, CA and the first Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles. He also helped build, launch, and scale the government technology nonprofit, Code for America.
We worked hard to make sure this is a “sales pitch free” event. We want to build an experience for you to gain insight that will improve your efforts — not listen to sales pitches all day!
“We are very excited to bring a unique event to highlight and educate government mobile initiatives,” said Andrew Kirk, Chief Revenue and Operations Officer for Rock Solid. “This sales free event will allow our speakers to share best practices or the ways that they overcame the transition to mobile.”
Rock Solid, a leading mobile app platform for government that specializes in building a single access point for residents to connect more directly with their government, is hosting the summit with several “friends of the event” Including Lucity, Cityworks InPrint, ELGL and Timmons Group.