July 29 - 31, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Pre- Conference Focus Day

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration and Breakfast

8:50 am - 9:00 am Conference Director’s Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 10:30 am Start With What you Know: How Data Can Help Craft Seamless Citizen Journeys

·         Collecting Vital Information for Citizen Contact Techniques
·         Analyzing Critical Population and Touchpoint Information to Inform Design Decisions
·         Utilizing this Data to Understand Feedback from Citizens and Continuously Improve Government Citizen Relationships   
Nigel Jacobs, Co-Chair at New Urban Mechanics

Nigel Jacobs

Co-Chair
New Urban Mechanics

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Moonshots: how to deliver game changing projects in the public sector through effective communication and engagement

This workshop will use real world case studies from the U.S. and Australia to understand how effective engagement can make or break innovative and audacious IT initiatives. Case studies will include flipping the script on speed cameras, inviting citizen participation in deadly wildfire preparation and evacuation, and tracking and sharing student data to improve learning outcomes (The Legacy of inBloom). Participants will have an opportunity to work through their own real world or hypothetical initiatives and get  feedback on what's needed to build stakeholder support and ensure successful project outcomes.
Patrick McCormick, IT Capital Program Manager, Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Patrick McCormick

IT Capital Program Manager, Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Harnessing Open Data to Help Citizens Access Government Service

- Designing Programs that will Enable Citizens to Self Serve
- Empower Hard to Reach Citizens to Engage with Government Programs
- How Mobile Portals Can be a Lifeline for Citizens in Need
Kerry Goode, CIO at City of Durham

Kerry Goode

CIO
City of Durham

Anise Vance, Open Data Program Manger at City of Durham

Anise Vance

Open Data Program Manger
City of Durham

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm How Hiring Talent Can Help Fast Track Positive Results

- Understanding the Markers of Citizen Centric People
- Harnessing Best Training Practices to Ensure Civil Servants Achieve People Oriented Missions
- Ensuring that Government is Driven by a Culture of Services
Dan Hymowitz, Director of Innovation at City of Baltimore

Dan Hymowitz

Director of Innovation
City of Baltimore

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm End of Focus Day