Spring CIO Forum: Technology Essentials for the New Norm

Wed. March 31
1:00 pm

Keynote: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Addressing Real World Problems

Wed. March 31 | 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Local governments are taking on more technologies to keep up with delivering services to residents while county human resources have been reduced by budget shortfalls, a sluggish economy and the COVID-19 pandemic. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most important tools to manage the rapidly changing government technology landscape. From cybersecurity to geospatial technology to resident engagement, this session will explore how AI can change government technology for the better.

2:00 pm

State, Local, Tribal and Territorial: The Current Cyberthreat Landscape

Wed. March 31 | 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Panelists representing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Director of National Intelligence, Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center and Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center discuss their perspective on the current cyber threat and the types of tools and capabilities that you'll need going forward. 

3:00 pm

Social Media – Policy, Practice and Procedures

Wed. March 31 | 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Learn about Facebook tools designed specifically to help local governments quickly reach their citizens, tips on how to keep your government social media accounts safe and secure and best practices for using Facebook and Instagram to connect with your communities.

3:45 pm

Closing Remarks

Wed. March 31 | 3:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Thu. April 01
1:00 pm

Keynote: Strategically Driving Change During Change!

Thu. April 01 | 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Join Liz Weber of Weber Business Services for a fast-paced, interactive keynote where you'll learn how you can add the most value in 2021 by leading teams and stakeholders to and through change, how to manage by the 20-50-30 Rule and county projections for 2021. 

2:00 pm

Solutions for Vaccine Management – Part Two

Thu. April 01 | 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Cook County CIO will share their approach to the management of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution. This overview will cover their response to the need, the implementation of the various components needed to handle online registration and scheduling, as well as options for reaching the various populations within Cook County, some who may not have online access. Lessons learned and best practices will round out this session.

3:00 pm

Workforce Retention: Diversity in IT

Thu. April 01 | 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Three experienced IT professionals share their perspectives on the meaning of diversity in the workplace and what it means to them as professionals in the technology field. The panel will share their individual journeys and insight into recruiting and retaining IT talent through the lens of diversity.

3:45 pm

Closing Remarks

Thu. April 01 | 3:45 pm to 4:00 pm
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