Overview

June 22
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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The Center for Digital Government is excited to announce it will be holding a webinar on digital equity and how it affects local governments across the nation. Join us on June 22nd at 11am PT/2pm ET to hear our expert speakers dive into the best practices local governments are using to make online services equitable for everyone and bridge the digital divide. On this webinar, we will discuss:

  • The people, policy and technical issues that drive digital equity initiatives
  • The hurdles governments face to push digital capabilities deeper into their communities
  • The successes on the horizon for governments who press for digital equity

Speakers

Rob Lloyd

Rob Lloyd

Chief Information Officer, City of San Jose, California

Rob Lloyd is the chief information officer for the city of San Jose, California, where he has served the past three years. Before that, he served as the chief information officer, a director and chief information security officer for the city of Avondale, Arizona. He’s also held technical leadership positions with the city of Ashland, Oregon, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Rob is best known for his work in civic technology and bringing new technologies, such as 5G wireless service, to communities to improve quality of life.

Bill Kehoe

Bill Kehoe

Chief Information Officer (CIO), Los Angeles County

Bill Kehoe has been a public-sector Chief Information Officer (CIO) since 2002. As the CIO for Los Angeles County, Bill and his staff have responsibility for enterprise technology strategy, governance, and policy. Bill and his staff are also responsible for the enterprise information management, information security, and department consulting programs.

Bill is involved in several professional organizations and is the current President of Metropolitan Information Exchange (MIX), a national local government CIO consortium. Bill was recognized by Government Technology as one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers in 2015. King County was recognized as the top large county in the 2017 Digital Counties Survey.

Chris Seidt

Chris Seidt

Director, Office of Civic Innovation & Technology

Chris Seidt is a veteran city government leader and trusted advisor having worked for the pre-merger City of Louisville and the combined Louisville-Jefferson County Metro government for a combined 15 years. Chris has served under three different Mayors in his time with the city, and has served in three different departments, including the Louisville Metro Police, MetroSafe/EMA, and Civic Innovation & Technology. Chris has represented Louisville Metro on several Smart City working groups, including the Harvard Smart Cities Accelerator, the Edison Electric Institute/Smart Cities Council collaboration, and the IEEE Smart Cities Standards Working Group

Phil Bertolini

Phil Bertolini — Moderator

Vice President, Center for Digital Government

Phil Bertolini is the Vice President 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.