Overview

February 12
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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The Center for Digital Government’s Digital Counties Survey provides the opportunity for county information technology organizations to highlight the great work being done, benchmark with their peers and identify trends for the future. This year’s survey has been re-organized to better reflect current challenges and the changing technology landscape. In addition, we have upgraded our survey tool to make it easier to respond.

On this webcast, CDG Co-Director Phil Bertolini and Survey Manager Janet Grenslitt will walk you through this year’s survey – the overall structure, what’s new and approaches you can use to fill it out. It will also cover:

  • The objectives and intent of the survey
  • How to navigate the new survey tool
  • Next steps and timing for survey submissions
  • Any questions the audience has and how to use the FAQs

We encourage you to invite anyone in the county who will be involved in the survey to attend. We look forward to a successful 2020 Digital Counties Survey!

Speakers

Phil Bertolini

Phil Bertolini

Co-executive Director of the Center for Digital Government, former CIO for Oakland County, Michigan

Phil Bertolini is the Co-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. Previously, he served as deputy county executive and CIO for Oakland County, Michigan.

During his 31-year tenure, Phil built a world-class IT organization in the second-largest county in Michigan, just north of Detroit. As Oakland County CIO, he oversaw more than 150 employees serving over 1.2 million residents. In 2005, he was also promoted to deputy county executive, holding dual positions until his retirement.

Phil’s efforts earned the county national attention, winning numerous awards for technology innovation and excellence. He was named one of Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year and Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. He was also honored by the President Obama White House as a Champion of Change for 2012.

Janet Grenslitt

Janet Grenslitt

Director of Surveys and Awards, Center for Digital Government

Janet Grenslitt is the Center for Digital Government’s director of Surveys and Awards. She manages the Center’s flagship surveys and awards programs for state and local government. Working with subject matter experts, she created the Digital Cities and Digital Counties surveys more than 15 years ago.
Prior to joining e.Republic, Janet managed programs for state and local government in Florida, North Carolina and California. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, with a certificate in Social Administration from Hull University in England, and her Master’s degree from University of California at Berkeley.

Marguerite Beirne

Marguerite Beirne

Chief Information Officer, Department of Information Technology, Westchester County

Over her 30 year career, Marguerite Beirne has held a number of IT executive management positions in diverse industries. As the current CIO for Westchester County, Ms. Beirne manages a budget of approximately $45 million and sets the strategic direction for the County’s use of technology in all areas of operation.
Ms. Beirne began her career at Westchester County in 2006 and has served as CIO under three administrations. She has also directed technology efforts for the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. Under Ms. Beirne’s leadership, Westchester County has been ranked as one of the “Top 10 Digital Counties” in the United States and received several awards for public sector innovation.
Ms. Beirne received her Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from SUNY Buffalo and her MBA from CUNY Baruch. She currently holds ITIL certifications. She is a member of the NYS Local Government Information Technology Directors Association.