September 23

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In hindsight, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. In what turned out to a be a prescient move, in 2018 the State of Arizona began transitioning nearly 40,000 employees and contractors to Google G Suite to enhance security, scalability and ease of use. At the time, the state’s employees were using 10 separate email systems and could not effectively collaborate in real-time through tools like videoconferencing.
In less than a year, the state, with the help of SADA, migrated 22,000 employees to G Suite, with 14,000 more following shortly thereafter. Today, state leaders and employees are enjoying an environment where, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, they are improving productivity through real-time collaboration tools; increasing security by identifying malicious email that eluded the previous system; and saving millions of dollars in storage, administration and licensing costs.

Join Government Technology on September 23 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern as we talk with state of Arizona leaders about where they were, where they are now and where they are going with Google G Suite.
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Doug Lange

Doug Lange

State Chief Strategy Officer, Arizona Department of Administration Technology

As the State’s Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Doug is responsible for the statewide strategic IT plan, deploying business strategies that support and drive the technology vision for the state of Arizona. Bringing a customer first approach to ADOA-ASET, Doug leads our Business Engineering organization; responsible for building and maintaining strategic partnerships with both private and public sector clients throughout the state.

Prior to joining the State of Arizona, Doug held a series of leadership positions focused on driving growth strategies and improving profitability in the areas of business operations, software development, business analysis, and product development while at Go Daddy. Well versed in leading cross-functional teams and initiatives, Doug embraces a holistic approach to the department’s long-term strategy and vision. 

Doug’s teams have been the recipients of several industry awards in the areas of technology and innovation within customer service. He received his B.S in Management Information Systems, with a focus on Organizational Leadership from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Heather Sheston

Heather Sheston

Client Partner Executive, SADA

Heather Sheston is a Client Partner Executive focused on the public sector. She partners closely with CIOs and topline executives to grow their Google cloud footprint. 

Heather has over a decade of experience as a leader in the public and non-profit sector, with experience in management consultation, team building, professional development, strategic implementations and organizational collaboration initiatives. Heather most recently led the Google project team at the State of Arizona, successfully migrating nearly 36,000 users onto Google Cloud Platform. Heather has a  Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Arizona State University.

Otto Doll

Otto Doll — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

As the Minneapolis CIO for seven-plus years, Mr. Doll was responsible for all City IT services. Formerly 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, Mr. Doll has 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. Mr. Doll 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. Mr. Doll was named to Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.