Digital Services Showcase & Discussion

While digital services have long been a state CIO priority, the pandemic strengthened, accelerated and expanded the need for citizens to have the ability to conduct business with the state online. Hear how states responded to this need and how they plan to move forward.

Session from the NASCIO 2021 Annual Conference.

Presenters: John Quinn, CIO & Agency Secretary, Vermont | Mark Raymond, CIO, Connecticut | Tarek Tomes, CIO & Commissioner, Minnesota

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Insights from the World of Public Sector Leadership: 2021 State CIO Survey

Explore the priorities, perspectives, issues and trends reported by state CIOs. The 2021 State CIO Survey, conducted by NASCIO, Grant Thornton and CompTIA, provides insights into the role of state CIO, including key relationships, business trends and critical policy areas.

Session from the NASCIO 2021 Annual Conference.

Moderator: Doug Robinson, Executive Director, NASCIO

Panel:  Katrina Flory, CIO & Assistant Director, Ohio | Jennifer Ricker, CIO & Acting Secretary, Illinois | Graeme Finley, Principal, Public Sector Advisory, Grant Thornton

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Keynote by Roddy Chong | The Rockstar Performance

Roddy Chong | The Rockstar Performance
There are specific reasons that rock stars become well-known brands. They become household names by being more than simply talented individuals. Roddy has spent years touring alongside some of the biggest rock stars and shares the secrets to performing effectively on some of the largest stages in the world — and how you can use those secrets in your everyday life.

Session from the NASCIO 2021 Annual Conference.

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Keynote by Matt Johnson | Work Songs: Creating Narrative and Rhythm for the Workplace

Work Song | Matt Johnson
The most powerful human inventions are stories and songs. They’re the the things that propelled us from mid-level primates to the rulers of the world. Stories and song inspire. They teach. They mobilize. And they make us who we are. So, it’s no accident that the greatest organizations and teams were all powered by them.
But in an increasingly data-driven world where we face more communication and decisions at work than ever before, it’s getting hard to find a narrative and rhythm that ties it all together.
Drawing its title from Matt’s new book, Work Songs looks at the history of song in the workplace – that rhythm of work that kept productivity and cohesion rolling. He discusses what has been lost through the digitization of the workplace and what leaders can do to use narrative and rhythm to bring that pulse and story back in these dispersed, remote times.

Session from the NASCIO 2021 Annual Conference.

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Private Sector Perspectives

While business entities and government may have different goals, they often face similar challenges. A panel of corporate leadership address overlapping areas, sharing how their environments have shifted over the past year, how they’ve responded and how they’re moving forward.

Session from the NASCIO 2021 Midyear Conference.

Moderator: Nelson Moe, CIO, VA

Panel:  Jim Richberg, CISO, Fortinet | Jason Salzetti, SLED, Deloitte | Pranah Sinha, Sr. VP & CIO, Genesys

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Leadership Lessons Learned [During a Pandemic]

Good advice disguised as an entertaining story. These fast-paced talks highlight leadership lessons NASCIO members learned in unexpected ways.

Session from the NASCIO 2021 Midyear Conference.

Speakers: Shonte Eldridge, Executive Government Advisor, Amazon Web Services | Josh Wakefield, VP, Public Sector Services, Resultant | Aleta Jeffress, Senior Vice President, Consulting Services | Chris O’Brien, Partner – State and Local Government Segment Leader, Guidehouse

Shonte Eldrige, Executive Government Advisor, Amazon Web Services:

Josh Wakefield, VP, Public Sector Services, Resultant:

Aleta Jeffress, Senior Vice President, Consulting Services:

Chris O’Brien, Partner – State and Local Government Segment Leader, Guidehouse:

Resilience in State Government

The agility and resilience of state government was tested in 2020. It will be tested again; by natural disasters, cybersecurity incidents, attacks from adversaries, societal changes and pressures currently unseen. How does state government prepare for the unknown? How can resilience become a part of government’s people, systems and partnerships? What is the role of IT and specifically the state CIO? Watch the webcast to find the answers to those questions and insights from our panel.

Session from the NASCIO 2021 Midyear Conference.

Panel:  Dan Chenok, Executive Director, IBM Center for The Business Government | Mark Raymond, CIO, Connecticut | Stephanie Dedmon, CIO, Tennessee

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The Broadband Imperative

The pandemic brought new attention, immediacy and action to the issue of broadband in ways not previously seen. With its necessity on full display, citizens called for its expansion and governors proposed record investments in its infrastructure. Though state CIOs differ in their formal involvement with, and oversight of, broadband implementation, all know it’s importance to the services they provide and to their state’s citizens. This session explores how state CIOs, regardless of governance structure, support broadband efforts and their projections of what broadband looks like in the future.

Session from the NASCIO 2021 Midyear Conference.

Moderator: Tom Curtin, Program Director, Infrastructure, National Governors Association

Panel: Tarek Tomes, CIO & Commissioner, Minnesota |Tony Neal-Graves, CIO, Colorado | Scott Adams, Deputy Director for Broadband and Digital Literacy, California

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Projecting to 2025

While disruption and change are a constant, 2020+ brought this in abundance to most every person and every industry. This webcast addresses important questions including how will this shape how we live and work in the coming years? What do societal changes mean for state government; what role does information technology play; and how can states prepare now to anticipate future needs?

Session from the NASCIO 2021 Midyear Conference.

Panel: Amanda Crawford, Executive Director, DIR, Texas | Bill Eggers, Executive Director, Center for Government Insights, Deloitte | Steve Nichols, Chief Technology Officer, Georgia | Lee Raine, Director, Internet and Technology Research, Pew Research Center

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Match Game: Cybersecurity in Acquisition

A state CIO and CISO go head-to-head as contestants on NASCIO Match Game. Contestants try to match answers with the celebrity panel – authors of the recently released publication, Buyer Be Aware: Integrating Cybersecurity into the Acquisition Process by NASCIO, NASPO and CIS.
Session provides recommendations on how to integrate cybersecurity into the acquisition process, while having some laughs along the way.

Session from the NASCIO 2021 Midyear Conference.

Speakers: Ervan Rodgers, CIO & Assistant Director, Ohio | Jim Weaver, Secretary & CIO, North Carolina | Maria Thompson, State Chief Risk Officer, North Carolina | Matt Oyer, Deputy Chief Learning Officer, NASPO | Meredith Ward, Director of Policy & Research, NASCIO | Mike Garcia, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity, Center for Internet Security

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Related publications:

Buyer Be Aware: Integrating Cybersecurity into the Acquisition Process