Overview

February 11
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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The Center for Digital Government’s 2020 Digital States Survey is officially released! To assist you in responding to this year’s survey, we’ve assembled a panel of experts who will show you how to get the most out of your participation. They will talk about the value of the survey to their states and how they use it for strategic planning. They will also address approaches to the survey – how they organize their responses, who participates, and how they answer questions around return on investment and value proposition.

CDG Executive Director Teri Takai will host the discussion with Utah CTO Dave Fletcher, Washington CIO Jim Weaver and Indiana Director of Communication and External Affairs Graig Lubsen. Don’t miss the chance to hear their experiences in taking this important survey.

We look forward to having you join us!

Speakers

Teri Takai

Teri Takai

Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Teri Takai is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. She worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years in global application development and information technology strategic planning. From Ford, she moved to EDS in support of General Motors.

A long-time interest in public service led her to the government sector, first as CIO of the State of Michigan, then as CIO of the State of California, and subsequently the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense, the first woman appointed to this role. She then served as the CIO for Meridian Health Plan. She is a member of several industry advisory boards.

Teri has won numerous awards including Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year, CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame, Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, the Women in Defense Excellence in Leadership Award, and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

David Fletcher

David Fletcher

CTO for the state of Utah

David Fletcher is currently the Chief Technology Officer of the State of Utah where he oversees the State’s egovernment initiatives and coordinates the introduction of new innovation and the state’s technical architecture program. David has a long history of involvement with technology initiatives, having previously served as director of the state’s Division of Information Technology, Deputy CIO over egovernment, and Deputy Director of the Utah Department of Administrative Services. During his tenure with the State of Utah, he has promoted the use of technology to improve citizen and business interaction with state government. Utah now offers over 1400 interactive online citizen and business services through its award-winning portal, Utah.gov. Many of these services have become the primary channel for service delivery. David has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.

Graig Lubsen

Graig Lubsen

Indiana Director of Communication and External Affairs

Graig Lubsen has been the director of communications and external affairs for the Indiana Office of Technology since 2013 where he oversees the IN.gov website, external relations and legislative affairs. During his tenure, IN.gov has been recognized as a leader in digital government. Graig earned Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Purdue University.

Jim Weaver

Jim Weaver

CIO for the state of Washington

James (Jim) Weaver was appointed Director and State CIO for Washington Technology Solutions in December 2018. As the Director and State CIO, Jim leads the implementation of a strategic direction and enterprise architecture for information technology for state government, while providing and supporting IT services and infrastructure for state agencies, municipalities and tribal governments. Jim has more than 32 years of experience in the IT industry, having served in varying management and technical positions, most notably as the Commonwealth of PA’s Chief Technology Officer, as well as Chief Technology Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the commonwealth’s Departments of Human Services, Aging and Insurance.