While information technology promises enormous public benefits, it also introduces new challenges. Addressing these challenges requires cross-sector and cross-government collaboration, knowledge sharing, and alignment – which is difficult to achieve for any municipal leadership team.
Civic leaders often do not have access to adequate forums to understand the technologies and the implications of these technology on their citizens and their government. It’s not easy to find the time or the budget to send an entire civic team to a conference in New York or Washington DC.
Finally– and this is critical — most executive conferences focus on applications, not the infrastructure considerations that will drive today’s applications and services, as well as whatever is developed or invented tomorrow. Infrastructure matters, especially in a fully-connected, ‘internet of everything’ environment that many vendors are touting.
For this reason, we make available half-day and full-day SmartGig Briefings customized for Civic Associations, Councils of Governments and other public sector organizations. These are customized educational sessions on a variety of subject matters for groups who require low cost, small group interactive sessions.
Contact us today. We’ll work with your group to design the Workshop Focus, recruit speakers and develop the materials you can use to promote attendance.
Timothy Downs, SmartGig Media