February 10

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Government’s most important resource is its workforce – that has never been more clear than in 2020, when public sector employees weathered huge increases in demand for services despite extraordinary circumstances.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated technology adoption in state and local governments – including cloud, robotic process engineering, artificial intelligence, next-generation networks, collaboration tools and more – the need for employees who are equipped with the right skills has never been more important.

To ensure success of digital transformation initiatives and technology implementations, government leaders must have a strategy to reskill and upskill their employees for continued innovation.

Join Government Technology’s second Future of Work conversation on February 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern as our panel discusses key parts of this strategy, including:

  • How to assess your team’s current skillsets
  • How to prepare a strategic training program to build the right skillsets internally and acquire the right skillsets externally
  • How to measure success
  • How to ensure you have a solid plan to evolve as technologies and priorities change
  • And more!


Phil Bertolini

Phil Bertolini — Moderator

Co-Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

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.

Rob Lloyd

Rob Lloyd

Chief Information Officer, San Jose, CA

Rob Lloyd is Chief Information Officer for the City of San José, California, directing the diverse technology portfolio of the nation’s tenth largest municipality. The City’s 7,000 employees and $4.7B budget serve one million residents and 80,000+ businesses in heart of Silicon Valley. The City’s quest: To be as innovative as the community we serve.
Over the past two decades, Rob has held C-level roles in the technology, government, and utilities sectors in California, Arizona, Oregon, and Colorado. His teams have earned over 25 national awards for engagement, operational excellence, and innovation through advanced uses of technology. Honors he has received include StateScoop LocalSmart City Executive of the Year; two-time Government Technology Magazine Top-25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers; National Diversity Council Distinguished CIO; eGov Pioneer; Arizona Top Tech Exec; and Phoenix Business Journal Forty Under 40.
Rob earned his undergraduate degree at Beloit College, his MBA from the University of Colorado, and earned professional certificates from Stanford University and Colorado State University.

Mike Leahy

Mike Leahy

Secretary of Information Technology, MD Department of Information Technology

Mike Leahy is the CIO for the State of Maryland and is responsible for information technology, data processing, telecommunications, and systems procurement, planning, and management for the Executive Branch of State government. He is also a practicing attorney with over 20 years of experience in land use/zoning, technology development and transfer, structured finance, and administrative and privacy law in the medical, telecommunications and software fields. Former roles include founder of Ex Os, LLC, a company developing software market-based solutions to privacy and information tracking issues as well as former counsel to the University of Maryland Professional Schools (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental) for Intellectual Property, Licensing and Technology Transfer, a former member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, and a former member of the Maryland Transportation Authority Board and member of the Finance Committee. His other experiences include working as an executive at the University of Maryland Medical Biotechnology Institute, Maryland National Bank, Koch Industries, Velox Communications and C1 Venture Partners, as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission and as Policy and Legal Advisor to the County Executive of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.