October 7

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated the need for digital modernization in government. Meanwhile, state and local governments face huge budget shortfalls while experiencing spikes in demand for their services.

To persevere, public sector agencies must accelerate the path to modernizing their processes to make them more efficient and also have a robust workforce that is engaged and equipped with the right technical and leadership skills. But government faces challenges in this area as massive numbers of public sector employees near retirement age – over the next five years, more than half of the federal government workforce will qualify for retirement – and agencies struggle to recruit Millennial and Generation Z workers.

Join Government Technology, in partnership with leading Human Capital Management company, Ceridian, on October 7 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern for 60 minutes as our group of experts discusses how you can use technology to optimize your workforce, modernize your hiring and onboarding processes, and engage your people to drive retention.

Register now and you’ll also hear how to:
• Align the work your people do to broader organizational goals and overall mission
• Build a culture of continuous learning, and leverage technology to capture knowledge digitally
• Automate and streamline the process of all ‘hire to retire’ processes


Gianluca Cairo

Gianluca Cairo

Industry Principal, Public Sector, Ceridian

Gianluca is currently Industry Principal, Public Sector at Ceridian. Previously, he was the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement in the Government of Canada. Prior to returning to the Public Sector, Gianluca was Vice President, Global Operations at ARGUS Software responsible for global operations including IT, MIS, Legal, and Talent Management. Gianluca has over 15 years of senior leadership experience in Operations, Strategic Planning and public affairs.

Nancy Bartlett

Nancy Bartlett

President, Bartlett Alliance

Nancy Powell Bartlett is President of the Bartlett Alliance, a Texas consulting firm. Prior to forming her company in January 2010, Nancy served in the public sector at the local, regional and state levels of government leading teams and working with community leaders to achieve verifiable results. She served as Managing Director for the City of Irving, Texas, leading a number of diverse city departments. Subsequent to forming Bartlett Alliance, she served as Deputy City Manager for Public Safety and Support Services for the City of El Paso, Texas. Nancy was responsible for creating innovative city programs and services, was appointed by the City Manager as the Organizational Champion in both cities for the city’s “Lean” and process improvement initiatives and led organizational culture change.

Joe Panora

Joe Panora

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Joe Panora has over 34 years of state public service with fourteen (14) years serving in the Correctional Safety/Public Safety Law Enforcement as IT Director/Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Joe Panora was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger and Governor Brown to serve as Director of the Enterprise Information Services (EIS) for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), since January 2008. During his career, Joe has also served for the following departments: Caltrans, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, State Controller’s Office and California Youth Authority. Joe retired from state service as the Director of EIS for CDCR in December 2014.

As the EIS Director, Joe was responsible for leading an organization with over 650 IT professionals. His team worked to deliver and improve statewide processes for education, rehabilitation, board hearings, healthcare, and offender/parole/juvenile operations. Also, this included the Department’s IT strategic plan, policies, standards, enterprise architecture, procurement, customer service/field operations, and automation efforts. Over his tenure, Joe implemented an IT project portfolio worth over $800 million, which resulted in both a business and IT transformation for CDCR. Significant program and cost efficiencies were achieved as well as enhanced delivery of services.

Joe received the following awards: 2014: Cybersecurity Leadership Innovation Award – Leadership Innovators Category (Center for Digital Government); 2013: Named one of the Government Technology’s Top 25 for Doers, Dreamer, and Driver for his contribution to public-sector innovation; and 2010: Named Outstanding Technology Leadership Award at the California CIO Academy Awards, a program hosted by Public CIO magazine.

Phil Bertolini

Phil Bertolini — Moderator

Co-executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Phil Bertolini is the Co-Director of the Center for Digital Government (CDG), a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. Previously, he served as deputy county executive and CIO for Oakland County, Michigan.

During his 31-year tenure, Phil built a world-class IT organization in the second-largest county in Michigan, just north of Detroit. As Oakland County CIO, he oversaw more than 150 employees serving over 1.2 million residents. In 2005, he was also promoted to deputy county executive, holding dual positions until his retirement.

Phil’s efforts earned the county national attention, winning numerous awards for technology innovation and excellence. He was named one of Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year and Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. He was also honored by the President Obama White House as a Champion of Change for 2012.