July 21

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The ability to quickly recover important data is mission-critical for state and local governments. Risks for data-related disruption have multiplied – driven by the massive public-sector shift to remote work, an uptick in sophisticated and targeted ransomware attacks and greater reliance on data to fulfill important government functions. All of this means agencies must implement effective strategies and tools for information governance and resiliency.

On July 21, we’ll host a panel of current and former government IT leaders who’ll dig into this important topic. Ty Reid, IT security specialist for the City of Sparks, Nev., will share how his city is strengthening its data backup and recovery capabilities. Former state CIOs Dave DeVries and Otto Doll will offer their insights and advice as well.

Register now for this timely discussion. You’ll hear:

  • Real-world advice on implementing data policies and improving security awareness
  • Insights on effective tools and techniques for strengthening data backup and recovery
  • Tips for ensuring compliance and resiliency in increasingly hybrid IT environments


David DeVries

David DeVries

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives for State, Local Government and Higher Education Industries, Commvault

David DeVries leads Strategic Initiatives for State, Local Government and Higher Education Industries, in close concert with Public Sector strategic initiatives for U.S. Federal Agencies. A former Department of Defense Deputy CIO, Office of Personnel Management CIO and Director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget and State CIO for the State of Michigan, Dave has decades of experience leading and driving strategic innovation and outcomes in complex environments. A retired military officer with deep information technology and executive management experience in commercial, industry and government service, he’s led many organizations through major change while ensuring mission-critical operations. Dave’s leadership success is well-renowned with his ability to rapidly build high-performing, close-knit, military, civilian and contractor teams.

Ty Reid

Ty Reid

IT Security Specialist, City of Sparks, NV

Ty Reid is an IT Security Specialist at the City of Sparks, NV where he works with senior IT management to develop and implement infosec strategies, as well as respond to security related issues. His certifications include CompTIA Sec+/ Net+/ A+.

Dan Trivett

Dan Trivett

Sales Engineer, Commvault

Dan Trivett, Sales Engineer for Commvault, has over 13 years’ experience in the backup space. He specializes in cloud computing, virtualization, big data and data loss prevention.

Otto Doll

Otto Doll — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government and Former Chief Information Officer, Minneapolis, MN and South Dakota

As the Minneapolis CIO for seven-plus years, Otto Doll was responsible for all city IT services. Before Minneapolis, he was South Dakota's CIO for 15 years with responsibility for all state government computing, telecommunications, state radio and public broadcasting. While with IT research firms, Otto advised Fortune 1000, Federal, State and Local Government CIOs on information technology assessment and alignment to business needs. He has served as a Director with the United States General Services Administration, developing information technology strategic plans and oversight policy. He received his Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech and is a Senior Executive Fellow of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a past President of NASCIO — a national organization of state CIOs. He also is a past President of the Metropolitan Information Exchange (MIX) — a national organization of city and county CIOs. Otto was named to Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.