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Building Relationships Through Live Events — ICYMI

New Orleans CIO Kim LaGrue and e.Republic Senior Vice President Phil Bertolini discuss standout themes and moments from 2022 GovTech events.

During the pandemic, virtual engagements allowed the public and private sectors to keep their dialogue open — sharing ideas and maintaining important relationships.

This past year saw a much-welcomed return to live, in-person events, including the fourth annual Louisiana Digital Government Summit and more than 40 Government Technology events scheduled nationwide.

On this week’s episode, Joe Morris welcomed New Orleans CIO Kim LaGrue to talk about some of the themes and topics of conversation from the Louisiana event as well as her agency’s priorities and initiatives.

e.Republic’s Senior Vice President Phil Bertolini, who has been traveling the country attending events this year, also joined the show to share his experiences “in the trenches” and to tease an expansion of GT events in the year to come.


See the road map and read about the goals of New Orleans’ Office of Information Technology and Innovation.

Check out the listing of upcoming Government Technology events to find one in your area.

“In Case You Missed It” is Government Technology’s weekly news roundup and interview live show featuring e.Republic* Chief Innovation Officer Dustin Haisler and Deputy Chief Innovation Officer Joe Morris as they bring their analysis and insight to the week’s most important stories in state and local government.

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*e.Republic is Government Technology’s parent company.
Joseph Morris is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic 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.