asked on December 6, 2017

Hi everyone, 

Can you believe it? Empower 2018 is about a month away! We hope you're able to join our interactive sessions to learn about exciting customer success stories, best practices, innovative ideas and more! In the next week or two, I will be providing a list of government-track courses for registrants to consider when attending the conference. If you haven't checked out the latest course list, feel free to take another look and see if there are any sessions that catches your eye!

Here are a couple government sessions to consider: 

Women in Tech: Leadership in the Public Sector (1/10/18, 2:45 PM, Room 103AB)

Women make up more than half of the U.S. population, yet there is an imbalance in leadership positions. According to a Pew Research Center survey on women and leadership, most Americans find women indistinguishable from men on key leadership traits such as intelligence and capacity for innovation, with many saying women are stronger than men in terms of being compassionate and organized leaders.

In this session, our expert panelists will explore the following areas:

  • Why women are in short supply at the top of government in the United States
  • How to create greater education and understanding on this issue
  • What can be done to eliminate the gap


Speakers include:

  • Jeanne Holm, Deputy CIO/Mayor’s Senior Technical Advisor, City of Los Angeles, CA
  • Lea Deesing, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Riverside, CA
  • Cindy Shrum, IT Manager, Alabama Department of Mental Health


Optimizing Citizen Services with a Digital Roadmap (1/11/18, 2:45 PM, Room 103 AB)

To provide quality public service, governments must have information at their fingertips in order to instantly answer citizen inquiries and requests. They also must minimize manual, repetitive tasks – like finding, filing and indexing records – so they can focus more time on addressing the needs of the public.

Find out how three state agencies were able to:

  • Ensure records are secure and can meet industry standards using built-in tools for records management
  • Identify and implement automated workflow solutions that both IT staff and change-resistant employees can agree upon
  • Collaborate inter-departmentally to improve public service delivery


Speakers include:

  • Beverly Strickland, Laserfiche Administrator, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Brett Scott, IT Director, Alabama Real Estate Commission
  • Bill Jobes, CEO, Jobes Technology Solutions
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