February 24

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The rapid move to a remote work environment was challenging for many state and local governments, especially for those that never previously had remote employees. Going forward, most organizations will likely maintain a remote workforce long-term, and that will require them to transform how they work. Keeping a remote workforce engaged and the organization evolving will require change management, especially for organizations actively working toward modernization.

Join our experts February 24 at 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET for a special 30-minute Lunch and Learn webinar that will explore strategies for managing organizational change and uncertainty while ensuring new initiatives and modernization efforts progress successfully.

We’ll explore how to:

  • Preserve team continuity and work relationships while maintaining a dispersed work model
  • Keep your remote workforce engaged
  • Lead and manage your workforce while rolling out new initiatives in a remote environment


Richard McHattie

Richard McHattie

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Clerk of the Superior Court, Maricopa County

Richard McHattie is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for the Clerk of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, the 4th largest County in the Country. Richard leads a talented group of fearless innovators who leverage technology to achieve transformational change. His primary focus has been directed at the accelerated adoption of Artificial Intelligence to improve customer and employee experience while enhancing operational efficiency.

Jason Engen

Jason Engen

National Practice Director, Public Sector Division, DataBank

Jason Engen is the National Practice Director for the Public Sector Division at DataBank. He has been working within the government space for over 20 years and started his career with an initial focus on Health and Human Services. From there, he expanded his public sector expertise and moved into more enterprise-level modernization including citizen self-service and engagement, as well as proactive go-to-market methodologies.

William (Bill) Rials, Ph.D.

William (Bill) Rials, Ph.D. — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

William (Bill) Rials, Ph.D., is a professor and associate director (department chair) of the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement IT and Cybersecurity Program. Where he focuses on continually delivering and updating the program curriculum based on innovative and emerging technologies, before transitioning academia and higher education, he had a diverse government technology career delivering value to state agencies, local governments, and law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Mississippi. He has served in CIO, CTO, and CISO roles for local governments and also in various leadership positions within the State of Mississippi’s IT organization as a deputy to the State CIO. Dr. Rials holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Belhaven University, a master's degree in Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity from Missouri State University, as well as a Ph.D. in higher education administration and public administration from Jackson State University. His dissertation research involved the critical factors that affect the adoption of cloud services within the public sector. He is a noted expert in the IT and Cybersecurity space and frequently quoted by national media outlets. He is also a frequent contributor to national IT government organizations such as NASTD and NASCIO.