March 18

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States and localities are all but sure to see an influx of federal economic recovery funds from the Biden Administration’s $1.9 trillion relief package. Among other things, the bill is expected to provide billions of dollars in additional rent relief for constituents struggling financially due to the pandemic. It also would increase and extend unemployment insurance benefits for those who have lost their jobs during the crisis.
The first priority for state and local government leaders is to get these dollars into the hands of constituents who desperately need help. But these new resources also present a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a foundation that ultimately strengthens the social safety net, improves local economies and addresses long-standing inequities. Join experts from the Center for Digital Government and Google Cloud for a thought-provoking discussion on how jurisdictions can make quick improvements now to improve the administration of these funds, while setting the stage for deeper transformation of social safety net programs in the future.
Join us March 18 at 11am PT/2pm ET and register now to learn more about:
- Quickly adopting intelligent, cloud based tools to meet immediate challenges
- Creating a roadmap for incremental modernization
- Leveraging data collected for specific programs for broader insights and improvements


Denise Winkler

Denise Winkler

Strategic Business Executive for Social Services and Labor, Google Cloud

Denise began her government career as an entry-level worker in a health and human services (HHS) agency. She rose through the ranks to serve as a Senior Administrator and advising consultant to state and federal agencies across the US. She has more than 20 years of hands-on experience in child welfare, TANF, SNAP, Medicaid/CHIP and child support.
Currently she is a Strategic Business Executive for Google Cloud. As a recognized HHS subject matter expert, she serves as the strategic advisor on current trends and issues in HHS and the role technology can play in improving citizen outcomes. She combines her “in-the-field” experience with her expertise in social services and information systems to help human services agencies identify where technology can be most effective.

Alan Cox

Alan Cox — Moderator

Executive Vice President of e.Republic

Alan is Executive Vice President of e.Republic and Publisher of Government Technology magazine, where he is involved in the annual production of dozens of events as well as the editorial direction for Governing, Government Technology, Emergency Management, the Center for Digital Government, and the Center for Digital Education. Held regionally in state capitols and large metropolitan areas, the events address key strategy and policy issues as well as the use of information technology in state and local government and education.

Alan has been a guest lecturer at universities and a frequent speaker for key government and industry organizations. For over 35 years, Alan has worked with industry, education and government officials to help them better understand the importance and use of information technology. Alan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at California State University, Sacramento.