Overview

September 16
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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It’s more important than ever for special district leaders to understand how emerging technologies can impact their organizations. The pandemic accelerated demand for IT modernization and raised digital expectations among your executive leadership and constituents. The future is arriving at an unprecedented pace and special district leaders need to understand how to prioritize and securely deploy these technologies in the midst of other operational challenges.

Join us Sept. 16 for an in-depth look at new technologies that will be vital for addressing these new demands. Our panel of experts will break down key technologies such as 5G, edge computing and artificial intelligence to help you understand how they can support your mission. You’ll hear practical advice, lessons learned and important insights developed specifically for special districts. It’s perspective on the future that you won’t get anywhere else.

Speakers

Johnathan Cruz

Johnathan Cruz

Director of Financial Planning and Innovation, Moulton Niguel Water District, CA

Don Hamlett

Don Hamlett

Acting Deputy Manager of Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Los Angeles, CA

Sree Pulapaka

Sree Pulapaka

VP and CIO, San Antonio Water System

Devon Winthrop

Devon Winthrop

Principal Architect, AT&T

Devon Winthrop has been with AT&T for 19 years and is currently a Principal Architect with the Technology Shared Services organization in AT&T’s Global Public Sector. Devon supports local government and education in northern California, Nevada and Hawaii. As a Principal Architect, he is involved with innovation strategy and technical architecture for AT&T. Devon collaborates with Enterprise Architecture and IT leadership teams to drive strategic roadmaps that align with your technology and business objectives. He works within the innovation spaces at AT&T to forward emerging and evolving technologies. Devon has over 13 years experience as an industry consultant; developing complex solutions involving traditional and emerging services in the areas of networking, voice transformation, security, mobility, IoT and Smart Cities, and network integration.

Dustin Haisler

Dustin Haisler — Moderator

Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As Chief Innovation Officer, Haisler has a strategic role to help shape the company’s products, services and future direction. Primarily, he leads e.Republic Labs, a market connector created as an ecosystem to educate, accelerate and ultimately scale technology innovation within the public sector.