Overview

April 8
10AM PT, 1PM ET

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The COVID-19 pandemic is creating extraordinary challenges for state and local government agencies on the front lines of responding to this crisis. Agencies are immediately and simultaneously confronting two crucial demands: Enabling remote work to protect internal staff and launching new services to support citizens and slow the spread of the virus.

Join us April 8 at 10am PST/1pm EST to hear real-world examples of how states and localities are using cloud-based technologies to rapidly respond to COVID-driven requirements. Experts from the Center for Digital Government and Google Cloud will show how agencies are using collaboration platforms to launch and scale remote work and telehealth services, elastic cloud infrastructure to meet spiking demand for computing capacity, and powerful data solutions to monitor virus spread and develop actionable insights. Register now for this important webcast, where you’ll hear how to:

-- Ensure continuity of operations with a remote enabled workforce.
-- Make real time policy decisions with real time data.
-- Prepare for the downstream effects on other government services.

Speakers

Christopher Hein

Christopher Hein

Head of Customer Engineering, Google Cloud

Chris Hein runs the Customer Engineering team for Public Sector in Google Cloud. He’s been with Google for 5 years as a Solution Architect, Technical Evangelist, and now Head of Customer Engineering. During that time Chris has helped Fortune 10 companies and state governments alike work more like Google. His goal is to help public sector organizations become more efficient and effective in furthering their mission using best in breed technologies and methodologies.

Todd Schroeder

Todd Schroeder

Director, Global Public Sector Digital Strategy, Google Cloud

Todd Schroeder is the Director of Global Public Sector Digital Strategy. Todd has spent the last 15 years leading government technology development and implementation.  Most recently, he was the VP Government Digital for Salesforce and before that was the Chief Digital Strategist for Phase One Consulting, now Accenture Federal Services.  Previously, Todd was the Chief of Digital Services at the United States Department of Agriculture, Director of Business Systems Management, National Data Management Coordinator, and Senior Software Engineer and Database Manager.

Leveraging his experience as a software engineer, federal technology consultant, government technology executive, and management consulting executive Todd and his team partner with Government to co-create methods to deliver government innovation for employees, partners and citizens - ultimately delivering digital government.  Todd is a thought leader in cloud technologies and digital services, developing repeatable frameworks for speeding cloud migrations, increasing solution adoption, maximizing the value of Cloud and AI technology models, and reducing total cost of ownership.

Todd is a graduate of Colorado State University and University of Maryland University College, where he received a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis on Computer Information Systems, Masters in Technology Management, and Chief Information Officer Certification. Todd is a Wyoming native currently living in Arlington, VA.

Morgan Wright

Morgan Wright — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Morgan Wright is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft and privacy. Morgan's landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. He’s made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. He has appeared regularly on CNN, PBS, ABC, CBS, Fox News and CNBC. Previously, Morgan was a senior advisor in the U.S. State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program. Morgan is a highly decorated former state trooper, police officer and detective. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world. Morgan is the author of Identity Predators: Win the War Against Hackers.