April 21

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Cracking the code of the state and local government market

Top 5 questions we get from industry leaders:

  • How can my company be better at selling to state and local government?
  • How can I quickly get my team proficient with the critical fundamentals to consistently win business in this market?
  • What’s the best way to sell to chief information officers?
  • What procurement vehicles and channel strategies are right for my company?
  • How do I capitalize on state and local trends to best position my company’s products and services?

We are excited to announce a new program that answers these questions, and more!

The Center for Digital Government has distilled decades of front-line experience and brought together their top market experts and former public-sector practitioners to create a new, powerful initiative that will accelerate your team’s state and local market success.

This is your invitation to join e.Republic CEO, Cathilea Robinett on April 21st for a special 30-minute briefing where you’ll learn how this new program will give you and your organization the knowledge you need to successfully work with the public sector. We hope you will join us for the launch of this exciting new initiative.


Cathilea Robinett

Cathilea Robinett

CEO, e.Republic

Cathilea is CEO of e.Republic, where she oversees operations for the company’s award-winning media platforms: Governing, Government Technology and Emergency Management. Cathilea also oversees e.Republic’s websites, conferences and events, and its national research and advisory groups: the Center for Digital Government, the Center for Digital Education and the Governing Institute.

Cathilea is a frequent speaker for government and education organizations worldwide, including the United Nations, Harvard University, the State Legislative Leaders' Foundation, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, and the World Congress on Information Technology. She has been quoted frequently in publications including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes and others.

Cathilea is a recipient of NASCIO’s National Technology Champion Award for her outstanding contributions to advance public sector information technology innovation. She is also the winner of an Outstanding Women Leadership Award from the Sacramento Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and is a Greater Sacramento Business Hall of Fame Laureate.

Joe Morris

Joe Morris

VP of Research, e.Republic

Joseph Morris is vice president of Research and a national keynote speaker on issues, trends and drivers impacting state and local government and education. He has authored publications and reports on funding streams, technology investment areas and public-sector priorities, and has led roundtables, projects and initiatives focused on issues within the public sector. Joe has conducted state and local government research with e.Republic since 2007 and knows the ins and outs of government on all levels. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government and international relations from the California State University, Sacramento.

Phil Bertolini

Phil Bertolini — Moderator

Co-Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Phil Bertolini is the Co-Executive Director 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.