Connecting state and local government leaders
Route Fifty and GCN join forces for the virtual GovExec SLG Tech Summit happening this week, Nov. 1-3. Tune in to hear from local leaders from across the country about how innovations in technology are improving operations and services.
Technology is an increasingly fundamental part of state and local government. Throughout the pandemic, tech like automation, artificial intelligence and blockchain allowed state and local governments to maintain business operations, ramp up new programs and provide services that residents rely on. Similarly, remote collaboration tools became a critical communication bridge in public sector workplaces and between government officials and their residents.
Federal funding from pandemic relief laws, notably the American Rescue Plan Act, furthered these efforts by providing resources to state and local governments to modernize outdated systems and expand their technology footprint.
The far reaching benefits of technological innovations are clear; and state and local leaders are looking to find more opportunities to leverage technology and better meet citizen expectations, lower costs and increase efficiency.
New federal funds from last year’s bipartisan infrastructure law, the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS and Science Act promise to usher in a new era of innovation by increasing affordable, reliable access to broadband, building a national network of electric vehicle infrastructure, expanding the nation’s innovation capacity to new regions and more.
Join Route Fifty and GCN as we explore the many current and future opportunities for state and local governments to plug into the power of technology — and the obstacles they may encounter along the way — at the GovExec SLG Tech Summit. This three-day, free virtual summit will feature conversations with:
- Alejandra Y. Castillo, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Economic Development Administration
- Steve Lommele, Interim Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
- Julia Richman, Deputy Executive Director, Colorado Office of Information Technology
- Bob Leek, Chief Information Officer, Clark County, Nevada
- Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer, State of Michigan
- Buddy Rizer, Executive Director for Economic Development, Loudoun County, Virginia
- Ken Pfeil, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia
- Carlo Capua, Chief of Strategy and Innovation, Fort Worth, Texas
Editor's Note: A previous version of the story listed Carlo Capua's title as deputy chief of staff. The story has been updated to reflect his correct title.