June 10

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An urgent need to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect employees forced state and local agencies to rapidly implement remote work. As the nation slowly recovers, what’s the lasting impact on how and where public employees work? This session will unpack lessons learned from the immediate response and explore how the COVID crisis may shape long-term workforce strategies.

Our expert panelists will cover:

-- The connection between remote work capabilities and resiliency/business continuity

-- Potential changes in leadership attitudes about remote work, and what that may mean for employee recruitment and  satisfaction

-- The policy framework for sustained and successful remote work

-- Long-term technology strategies to support secure and scalable remote work capabilities


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.

Teri Takai

Teri Takai — Moderator

Co-Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Teri Takai is the 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. She worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years in global application development and information technology strategic planning. From Ford, she moved to EDS in support of General Motors.

A long-time interest in public service led her to the government sector, first as CIO of the State of Michigan, then as CIO of the State of California, and subsequently the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense, the first woman appointed to this role. She then served as the CIO for Meridian Health Plan. She is a member of several industry advisory boards.

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.