January 30, 2013

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Time: 11:00AM PST / 2:00PM EST
Duration: 1 Hour

Digital Communities, The Center for Digital Government and Government Technology invite you to participate in a special free webinar which showcases the “secrets” behind the technology achievements of the four top digital City governments in 2012.

The 2012 Digital City Survey winners will share specific examples of their innovations which other city and county governments can use and replicate:

This year’s winners will discuss:

  • Louisville’s approach to innovation which resulted in winning a $4.8 million Bloomberg grant for solving urban challenges, one of the five national IBM Smarter City grants, and first place in both the Center for Digital Government’s Best of the Web contest as well as the Digital Cities Survey in the same year.
  • Salt Lake City’s innovative approaches to Citizen Engagement, such as  “SpeakOutSLC” online which allows people to post ideas on which others can vote a like/dislike and comment, the “Textizen” app so people can participate in surveys on a variety of topics via text messaging, and how the City increased public comment on council-meeting issues has increased 10-fold. 
  • The City of Ann Arbor’s partnership with Washtenaw County on a shared data center, common storage, archive and data backup and recovery platforms as well as security infrastructure for managing access to public WiFi, providing residents a seamless public Internet experience.
  • How the City of Marana implemented a Business Development Center that has become a comprehensive one-stop solution for plan approval and licensing.


Bill  Schrier
Former CTO, City of Seattle
Deputy Director
Center for Digital Government


1st Place: 250,000 or more population category
Beth Niblock
Chief Information Officer
Louisville  Metro Government

1st Place: 125,000 - 249,000 population category 
Bill Haight
Chief Information Officer/Director
Info Mgmt Services
Salt Lake City Corporation

1st Place:  75,000 - 124,999 population category 
Dan Rainey
Information Technology Director
City of Ann Arbor, MI

1st Place:  30,000-74,999 population category
Carl Drescher
Information Technology Director
City of Marana, AZ




For questions, contact:

Raquel Figueira
Registration Coordinator
800-940-6039 ext. 1341


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