Overview

March 23
10AM PT, 1PM ET

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Ready for yet another typical webinar on cloud computing? Neither are we!

Join us for a new episode of The Gov Tech Show, where we’ll explore a fresh take on the promise of cloud. With your hosts from Government Technology and our partners at Dell Technologies and VMware, we’ll dive in to the Top 10 myths about cloud, play some interactive games and interview some VIP guests. We’ll clear up some cloud confusion, separate the hype from the reality, and arm you with the best and most up-to-date info for applying cloud tech for your organization. Don’t miss out on this special live one-hour event.

 

AGENDA

10:00am PDT | 1:00pm EDT

Opening Monologue – We Need to Talk [About Cloud]

Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic


10:05am PDT | 1:05pm EDT

Top 10 Cloud Myths

Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic


10:10am PDT | 1:10pm EDT

Industry Interview

Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

Rob Silverberg, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Digital Communities, Dell Technologies

Herb Thompson, State and Local Government Strategist, VMware


10:20am PDT | 1:20pm EDT

The Cloud Match Making Game

Picking the right cloud strategy can be as confusing as finding a mate. Should you flirt with Cloud First? Swipe right on Cloud Smart? We’ll find out just what it takes to make a perfect match!

Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

Amanda Juren, State and Local Government Marketing, Dell Technologies

Zach Patton, Chief Editor, Content Studio, e.Republic


10:25am PDT | 1:25pm EDT

Frontline Public Sector Interview

Teri Takai, Co-Director, Center for Digital Government

Rob Lloyd, Chief Information Officer, City of San Jose, CA

Mark Combs, Chief Technology Officer, State of Vermont


10:40am PDT | 1:40pm EDT

Finish the Lyrics

We’ll take a break from all the cloud convo to play this classic game of musical fill-in-the-blank! One lucky audience member will join us on the virtual stage for the chance to win bragging rights (or at least some applause).

Zach Patton, Chief Editor, Content Studio, e.Republic


10:50am PDT | 1:50pm EDT

Thank You Notes


10:55am PDT | 1:55pm EDT

Closing Monologue

Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

Zach Patton, Chief Editor, Content Studio, e.Republic


11:00am PDT | 2:00pm EDT End

 

Speakers

Rob Lloyd

Rob Lloyd

Chief Information Officer, City of San Jose, CA

Rob Lloyd is CIO for the City of San José, California, directing the diverse civic technology portfolio for the nation’s tenth largest municipality. The City organization consists of 7,000 employees and carries a $4.7 billion total budget, all serving over one million residents in the heart of Silicon Valley. The City’s quest: To be as innovative as the community we serve.
Over two decades, Rob has held C-level roles in the technology, government, and utilities sectors in California, Arizona, Oregon, and Colorado. His teams have earned over 25 national awards for customer engagement, attaining operational excellence through technology, and for innovative programs.

Rob Silverberg

Rob Silverberg

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Digital Communities, Dell Technologies

Rob Silverberg is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Dell Technologies Digital Communities, leading the Smart Cities focus for Dell Technologies’ state and local government team. In his role, Rob works with state and local government customers across the nation to help these agencies understand how Dell’s broad portfolio of technologies and solutions can help them achieve their goals. Rob also works with closely Dell’s partner ecosystem and aids in their design of end to end solutions for Digital Communities. With over 17 years at Dell Technologies and formerly Dell EMC, he’s held positions in consulting management and public sector industry marketing and has extensive experience in enterprise data management, content management and systems integration design. Prior to his current role, Rob worked extensively on Dell EMC’s Digital Communities data architecture and public safety solutions. Prior to Dell EMC, Rob held positions at several companies including Oracle and FileNet, later acquired by IBM. Revered as a subject matter expert and thought leader in the space, Rob speaks at various conferences and events sharing perspective regarding current projects, innovations and advising on strategy influencing the space. Rob currently serves as a smart city advisory board member for the City of Austin, Texas and the City of San Jose, California. Rob attended the University of California at Berkeley.

Herb Thompson

Herb Thompson

State and Local Government Strategist, VMware

Herb is a State, Local and Education Strategist. Having history in various government CIO roles he is responsible for assisting customers achieve their strategic outcomes through understanding their business issues and how policy can impact business outcomes. He has been sharing best practices learned from around the country on optimization, workforce modernization and hybrid cloud. He also is providing insight in practical implementations of AI, Smart Communities and blockchain at many government conferences. Prior to joining in 2018, VMware Herb served as the State of Wisconsin Deputy State CIO and CTO, CIO for Health and Family Services and Corrections.

Amanda Juren

Amanda Juren

State and Local Government Marketing, Dell Technologies

Teri Takai

Teri Takai

Co-Director, Center for Digital Government

Teri Takai is Co-Director of the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. She worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years in global application development and information technology strategic planning. From Ford, she moved to EDS in support of General Motors. A long-time interest in public service led her to the government sector, first as CIO of the State of Michigan, then as CIO of the State of California, and subsequently the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense, the first woman appointed to this role. She then served as the CIO for Meridian Health Plan. She is a member of several industry advisory boards. Teri has won numerous awards including Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year, CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame, Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, the Women in Defense Excellence in Leadership Award, and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.