Keynote by Jack Shaw | Dynamic Digital Transformation for State Governments

Jack has decades of experience helping leaders leverage new technologies to transform their organizations. He integrates his executive experience in industry, technology, and consulting to speak on Innovation, Technology, and the Future. His experience designing, developing, and implementing emerging technologies enables him to explain leading-edge concepts and technologies such as AI, Blockchain, 5G, the Internet of Things, and the Metaverse in easily understood terms. ​

Session from the NASCIO 2022 Annual Conference

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Deep Dive Session: CIO Perspective on AI/Automation

NASCIO and the Center for Digital Government, with support from IBM, surveyed state government leaders about the potential and promise of artificial intelligence (AI) approximately one year ago. At the time, AI was just starting to gain traction in state government. A lot has changed in 12 months. Today, after facing massive upheaval from the COVID-19 pandemic, state governments are using AI more than ever before to gain efficiencies and more quickly respond to increasing numbers of constituents who need vital services. To better understand the role and impact of AI during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond, NASCIO, IBM and the Center for Digital Government called on state CIOs – in the form of in-depth interviews – to discuss their strategies and plans. This session will review key findings from these interviews and highlight the innovative ways agencies are currently using AI, machine learning and robotic process automation.

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The Intersection of Workforce, Innovation and the Cloud – The Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned

“Innovation and Transformation through Technology” has arrived on the list of State CIO Top 10 Priorities for 2020. “Cloud Services” continues to make a strong showing in the top three. We are in a new era when most people are working remote which requires new methods for communicating and leading. The current circumstances related to COVID19 bring with them unprecedented challenges that have given rise to rapid adoption of new ways to do work, new kinds of work, new skills, and new ways to manage and enable the state workforce. Learn how state CIOs are introducing new perspectives and initiatives to prepare for these changes that are ushering in a new state CIO operating model requiring new skills, knowledge and experiences. Learn how CIOs are purposeful in their communications and engagement with state employees in their organization in order to fulfill the changing mission of the state CIO.

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The Future State CIO: How the Role will Drive Innovation

This report presents the results of a joint Accenture/NASCIO research project exploring the future role of the state CIO and how the state CIO will drive innovation.

The research included interviews and a survey of state CIOs to understand the role of state CIOs in promoting innovation in government.

  • The study explored how state IT organizations build the capacity to innovate and which best practices help in doing so.
  • We also examined how state CIOs embrace new and emerging technologies to create the best government outcomes.
  • Our report illuminates compelling opportunities, persistent obstacles, strategies for accelerating innovation and inspiring real-world case studies.
  • The report presents a set of practical recommendations for driving innovation.


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