March 16

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Remote work during the pandemic has made collaboration among state and local government workforces more important than ever before.

As the government workforce shifts to a more hybrid environment, with employees working at home and in the office, government leaders will need to evaluate the collaboration technologies that bring the most value to their organizations and the processes they may need to rework. They’ll also need to ensure their people – their most important resource – are set up for success in this new normal.

Join Governing and Government Technology on March 16 at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern for our third Future of Work conversation as our panel discusses:

  • Why collaboration tools are vital in a new era of the government workforce
  • How you can evaluate legacy processes to spark greater levels of productive collaboration
  • How you can measure success of your collaboration initiatives
  • Why people must be part of the solution



Phil Bertolini

Phil Bertolini — Moderator

Co-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.

Sabra Schneider

Sabra Schneider

Chief Information Officer, City of Bellevue, WA

Sabra Schneider is the Chief Information Officer for the City of Bellevue, Washington, where she has served for the past six years. Bellevue was honored in the 2020 Digital Cities Survey with a first-place award and has placed in the top five for the past 4 years. Sabra is passionate about advancing innovative technology for public good while supporting a diverse, engaged workforce.
Previously Sabra led much of public facing technology for the city of Seattle and King County which included web sites, open data, social media and TV. She also taught computing and communications courses at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington and South Seattle College. Sabra has an MPA from the University of Washington and a BA in Multimedia Communications from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Nelson Moe

Nelson Moe

Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Nelson Moe leads the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). As CIO, he leads a 200-person organization responsible for oversight of an information technology (IT) portfolio worth $750 million in infrastructure services, IT procurements, cybersecurity and enterprise architecture. Moe serves as the Commonwealth’s chief IT procurement authority, responsible for enterprise-wide RFPs and contracts for IT infrastructure and applications. The CIO and VITA serve 65 state agencies, 55,000 Commonwealth employees and 8.6 million Virginian residents.
Moe led a multi-year transformation of the Commonwealth’s IT infrastructure services from a single-supplier model to its current multisupplier sourcing model with seven suppliers and an integrator. As one of only three multisupplier models in the country, under Moe’s leadership, Virginia is pioneering new methods of service brokerage, providing unique flexibility, partnerships, competition, emerging technologies and critical business connections to its customers.
Prior to his current appointment, Moe served the U.S. House of Representatives in IT roles for 14 years, including as its CIO for three years. A
Moe holds a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy and graduate engineering degrees from both The Catholic University and George Washington University.