Overview

September 11
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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Cloud-based solutions hold a lot of promise to move local government into a more digital, platform-oriented and data-centric future. The opportunities to deploy Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications to address infrastructure needs, skilled-trade labor shortages and shrinking budgets — all while gaining efficiencies, improving the productivity of staff and enhancing quality of life for citizens — are many. But where and how do you start? And how do you ensure success and the best return on your investment?
 
On September 11 at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern, local government leaders representing facilities and public works departments are joining Government Technology for a panel discussion to explore the challenges and opportunities of deploying cloud-based services and solutions.

Register now to learn more about:
- Real-world examples of successful cloud deployments in local government
- The benefits of a cloud-centric, platform-based approach to operations management
- Best practices for purchasing SaaS applications, consolidating cloud vendors, and navigating fiscal constraints and other obstacles
- Steps to centralizing asset management, capital planning, energy conservation and community development services
- The value of shared data and analytics in a unified cloud model

Speakers

Tom Gaines

Tom Gaines

Director of Central Services – Grant County, WA

Tom Gaines served over 24 years with the US Navy retiring in 2010 as a Chief Petty Officer from a reserve patrol squadron based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. His career as an air crewman included acting as the leading chief petty officer in the operations department and as the primary technical evaluator for air crewman for nearly ten years. Tom earned his Washington State Journeyman Plumber certification in 1995. Licensed at one point in 4 different states working on commercial and industrial projects, he worked throughout the Northwest for over 20 years as a plumber, pipe fitter, foreman and superintendent. Currently, as the Central Services Director for Grant County WA he oversees multiple departments and their budgets including facilities, maintenance, and technology services. Tom manages the bidding and management of capital projects, energy services / performance- based contracts, the day-to-day operations of multiple departments, and contracted services with numerous vendors.

Chris Phillips

Chris Phillips

Development Services Director – City of Mount Vernon, WA

Chris Phillips served 30 years in the United States Navy where he attained the rank of Captain. His last assignment was leading a diverse staff of over 9,000 Sailors, 2,000 Department of the Navy Civilians and numerous contractors in the day-to-day operations for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. From 2014-2016, he served as the Mukilteo, WA City Administrator and currently serves as the Mount Vernon, WA Development Services & Facility Director. Chris has over 25 years of experience in Facility Maintenance Management.

Otto Doll

Otto Doll

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government – Moderator

As the Minneapolis CIO for seven-plus years, Mr. Doll was responsible for all City IT services. Formerly South Dakota's CIO for 15 years with responsibility for all state government computing, telecommunications, state radio, and public broadcasting. While with IT research firms, Mr. Doll has advised Fortune 1000, Federal, State, and Local Government CIOs on information technology assessment and alignment to business needs. He has served as a Director with the United States General Services Administration, developing information technology strategic plans and oversight policy. Mr. Doll received his Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech and is a Senior Executive Fellow of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a past President of NASCIO — a national organization of state CIOs. He also is a past President of the Metropolitan Information Exchange (MIX) — a national organization of city and county CIOs. Mr. Doll was named to Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.