Overview

March 18
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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Improved access is a mandate of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which directs states to update their registration processes and provides funding. But implementing and administering online voter registration systems is challenging. 

Join our experts on March 18 at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET for an interactive discussion about how states and localities can use new HAVA funds to adopt virtualization, networking and file-sharing technologies to optimize and modernize their online voter registration systems. We’ll examine how a modernized online voter registration system can:

- Maximize web application performance and availability, especially during peak registration periods
- Centrally manage geographically dispersed online voter registration kiosks
- Strengthen security, particularly for connections to back-end databases of voter information

Speakers

Ken Liska

Ken Liska

Sr. Manager, Presales Engineering, Citrix State and Local Government

Ken Liska is the Systems Engineering Director for the Citrix State and Local Government team and is based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He brings more than 15 years of engineering, consulting, and virtualization architecture experience to his current role. His current focus is on unifying apps and data into secure digital workspaces for the multitude of state and local government entities across the country to enable their employees and citizens to work more efficiently on any device, anywhere.

Prior to rejoining Citrix, Ken worked at NetApp as the Virtualization Solution Architect, on the U.S. Public Sector team, helping to design and deliver high performance storage solutions to key government and educational virtualization projects across the country. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Patrick Moore has spent his career working to improve government and its responsiveness to citizens. Patrick spent 8 years working for Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, serving as state CIO from 2006-2010. During that time Patrick led a transformational restructuring of the state's technology function, establishing a new model for Georgia’s IT strategy. Upon leaving Georgia’s government Patrick served in client facing and sales executive roles with HP Enterprise Services where he focused on building and delivering solutions for state and local governments. Patrick now serves as managing partner for Integris Applied, a management consulting firm focused on CIOs and their organizations. Patrick is a noted expert in the state and local government technology space and a Government Technology “Top 25 Doer, Dreamer and Driver.” He is a frequent contributor to industry organizations including the Center for Digital Government and NASCIO.

Bob Woolley

Bob Woolley — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government and former Chief Technical Architect for the Department of Technology Services, Utah

Bob was the Chief Technical Architect for the state of Utah’s Department of Technology Services, including the development of the state’s Utah.gov portal. Utah has been widely recognized in these areas with numerous national awards. He has also been a technical lead and RFP writer for the WSCA/NASPO Cloud and Data Communication Procurements. He has experience with state, county and higher education employee skill assessments and technology upgrade implementations. He has worked in the public sector as a university professor and systems analyst, and in the corporate world as a company president and Enterprise Architect.

He was named as one of Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for 2013, and has specialized in applying new and emerging technology solutions to government.