June 30

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Gaining real-time visualization and situational awareness is critical for public safety organizations to make informed decisions. Like many agencies, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) struggled to access and interpret non-stop information that was coming from more than two dozen unique data systems.

APD deployed a cloud-based situational awareness platform to secure, enrich and connect its most important data sources and power its strategic decision-support processes in near-real-time.

This is just one example of how public safety organizations are finding increased efficiencies and improving constituent service through the cloud.

Join Government Technology on June 30 at 10 a.m Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern as we discuss how justice and public safety agencies are innovating with the cloud.

Register now to hear about:

  • How cloud technology has evolved to meet the needs of justice and public safety agencies
  • How the cloud helps agencies improve security, reliability, and scalability
  • Prominent applications that have already moved to the cloud



Leonard Nerbetski

Commander, Real Time Crime Center, Albuquerque Police Department


Doug Gartner

Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Doug Gartner has over a decade of software engineering experience, including seven years of big data engineering and data science. Additionally, Mr. Gartner has spent seven years building and securing systems in the Amazon Web Services environment. Recently, he has designed and implemented big data architectures in the public cloud for justice and public safety and government customers. Before that, Mr. Gartner focused on designing, developing and integrating a big data analytics interface, which abstracts MapReduce and similar big data paradigms to users at a high level. He has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he taught software design and development to undergraduate students.


Ryan Reynolds

Leader, Public Safety, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Ryan began his career with the US Army, including service as military police. Ryan has been working in information technology and police services for 20 years. Ryan Joined AWS in April 2017 and has built a team to deliver solutions that work backwards from the challenges facing law enforcement, courts and corrections, fire/EMS and emergency/disaster response.


Joe Panora — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Joe Panora was appointed by California Gov. Schwarzenegger and later Gov. Brown to serve as director of Enterprise Information Services (EIS) for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) since January 2008. During his career, Joe has also served for the following departments: Caltrans, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, State Controller’s Office and California Youth Authority. Joe retired from state service as the director of EIS for CDCR in December 2014.

As the EIS director, Joe was responsible for leading an organization with over 650 IT professionals. His team worked to deliver and improve statewide processes for education, rehabilitation, board hearings, health care, and offender/parole/juvenile operations. Also, this included the department’s IT strategic plan, policies, standards, enterprise architecture, procurement, customer service/field operations, and automation efforts. Over his tenure, Joe implemented an IT project portfolio worth over $800 million, which resulted in both a business and IT transformation for CDCR. Significant program and cost efficiencies were achieved as well as enhanced delivery of services.

Joe has received the following awards: 2014: Cybersecurity Leadership Innovation Award – Leadership Innovators Category (Center for Digital Government); 2013: Named one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for his contribution to public-sector innovation; and 2010: Outstanding Technology Leadership Award at the California CIO Academy Awards, a program hosted by Public CIO magazine.