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Granicus’ 11th National Summit Will Focus on Empowering A Modern Digital Government

WASHINGTONMarch 22, 2018 — Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for government, will host one of the public sector’s largest gatherings of government technology leaders at its National Summit Event: Leading Through Digital Modernization on Tuesday, April 3, in Washington D.C. The event is free for all government employees.

Over 1,000 leaders from all levels of government are expected to come together for a full day focused on the public sector’s use of innovative technology to meet the rising expectations of the digital citizen and to improve internal process efficiencies.

This year’s keynote speaker is Mitchell B. Weiss, Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School‘s Entrepreneurial Management unit, who will speak about how government leaders can initiate municipal innovation, or “Public Entrepreneurship,” within their organization to improve processes, reduce costs and better meet citizens needs.

“In a time of heightened expectations for engagement, transparency and efficiency, it is important that government leaders have access to peer-to-peer learning opportunities and a place to share best practices in implementing the latest technologies shaping modern citizen experiences,” said Mark Hynes, CEO of Granicus. “This year’s National Summit looks at the state of public sector modernization. Our outstanding list of speakers will touch on nearly every aspect of the digital journey.”

The list of guest speakers includes:

  • Ahn TranDeputy City Clerk, City of San Jose, California
  • Britney SmithPublic Information and Communications Manager, Leon County Florida
  • Chip HarmanContent Strategy Manager, My HealtheVet
  • Doug NickAssistant Communications Director for Customer Outreach, Arizona Department of Transportation
  • Jason PakVeteran Outreach and Engagement, Government Operations at Boeing
  • Lauren MitchellDesign & Publications Manager, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Matt Goodrich FedRAMP Director, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Michael WilsonExecutive Director, Yellow Ribbon Fund
  • Mika CrossDirector of Strategic Communications, Digital and Public Engagement, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor
  • Paul FugazzottoPublic Information Officer, Digital Communication at Philadelphia Water Department
  • Shelly KleinCustomer Service Technologies Administrator, City of Hurst, Texas
  • Stephen SchatzCommunications Director, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Event details:
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Location:  JW Marriott 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004
 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Complimentary for government employees and contractors – breakfast included

About Granicus
Granicus provides technology that empowers government organizations to create better lives for the people they serve. By offering the industry’s leading cloud-based solutions for communications, meeting and agenda management, and digital services to over 4,000 public sector organizations, Granicus helps turn government missions into quantifiable realities. Granicus products connect over 160 million people, creating a powerful network to enhance citizen engagement. By optimizing decision-making processes, Granicus strives to help government see better outcomes and a greater impact for the citizens they serve.