Overview

December 7
11AM PT, 2PM ET

Register

Recent Center for Digital Government research found most state and local governments transitioned to virtual public meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic – and plan to continue them into the future. But doing so presented several challenges, from engaging citizens in the process, to making all the records digital, to complying with Open Meetings requirements. Fortunately, a lot was learned in a short period of time. On Dec. 7th at 11am PT/2pm ET, join us for an insightful webcast that will take a close look at the considerations needed to create a more effective, end-to-end strategy for virtual public meetings.

Register now to:

  • Discover survey insights about agencies’ challenges when moving to virtual public meetings and their future plans
  • Learn best practices in addressing the people, process, technology and policy aspects in making the transition
  • Hear how the City of Seattle implemented virtual public meetings with the help of digital technologies like web conferencing and e-signature automation to smooth the path

Speakers

Phil Bertolini

Phil Bertolini — Moderator

Co-Director, Center for Digital Government and former CIO, Oakland County, Michigan

Phil Bertolini is the Co-Director of the Center for Digital Government (CDG), 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.

 

Lisa Croft

Director of Digital Media Product Enablement, Adobe

Lisa Croft is a Digital Transformation evangelist, focused on passionately inspiring people to use technology to better their lives. As a Director for Adobe, she and her team champion the amazing capabilities of Adobe Document Cloud and Creative Cloud to customers, sales teams, and partners around the world. Lisa has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry developing, selling and marketing various enterprise software solutions, along with speaking at various user, industry, and Adobe events.

 

Dan Lewis

Director, Digital Workplace, City of Seattle