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2016 Michigan Leadership Forum

The best and brightest from state and local government convene in Lansing, MI for a one-day forum.


Thursday, March 10, 2016
Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

Michigan is not just a turnaround state, but a model in many areas for government performance and innovation. Michigan’s state leaders are streamlining person-based health and human services and creating a pathway to jobs with training and collaborative partnerships. Michigan’s technology sector boasts growth in cutting-edge advanced manufacturing and partnerships with the automotive industry. New ventures in information technology and agribusiness are contributing to Michigan’s Top 10 state job growth this past year. Michigan’s cities are tackling tough issues including transportation financing, community investment, and capital improvements to improve the quality of life and connection to their citizens. This Forum is where the best and brightest from state and local government will convene for one day with participants leaving inspired to take action and advance better government.

Luncheon Keynote
Your Digital Public is Ready, Willing and…Waiting for Digital Public Services

Introduction: Julia Burrows, Director, Governing Institute
Speaker: Peter Hutchinson, Management Consulting Strategy Lead – State, Provincial and Local Government Health & Public Service, Accenture
Time: 12:45-1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Speaking Session
Government Disrupted: A Digital Public Demands Digital Public Services

  • Steve Hurst, Managing Director, North American Lead for Digital Government, Accenture

  • Linda Pulik, Senior Design Director, Fjord

  • Joanna Champagne, Interaction Design Lead, Fjord

Time: 2:45-3:25 p.m.
Description: According to a recent survey by Accenture, citizens are ready, willing and waiting for government to match the digital capabilities they experience in the rest of their lives. How can we close this digital gap? Featuring real-world cases, this session will illustrate how a digital-first strategy can change the way government meets its mission. It will also explore why digital matters—and explain how and where to start today.

Topics include:

  • River of Opportunity: Impact on Healthy Populations One Year Later

  • Financing Critical Infrastructure to Protect Public Health

  • Michigan’s Mobility: Solutions for Transportation Networks

  • Government Disrupted: A Digital Public Demands Digital Public Services

  • Lessons Learned from Resurgence: Urban, Rural and Regional

  • Hiring and Retaining Great Employees

  • Dynamics of the Human Services Convergence

  • Community and Social Media-Based Approaches

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