The Lone Star State is a national leader in job growth and economic diversification, yet faces challenges that come with prosperity and uncertainty. Nearly 600 new residents call Texas home each day, testing state and local leaders to find solutions to infrastructure financing, labor supply, and educational disparities. Public sector retirements, technology investments, and citizen engagement bring new opportunities for government transformation. Texans are resilient and their citizens are ready for a future of lively debate followed by innovative solutions.
Governing will invite leaders from state and local government to share their successes and inspire action by every attendee. Plenary sessions will include inspirational speakers with an eye on the future. Concurrent sessions will explore today’s current public policy issues and make recommendations to secure a dynamic future in Texas.
I Learned About Leadership in the 2nd Grade – I Hope it Wasn't Too Late
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Time: 12:45 p.m.
Concurrent Speaking Session
Government Disrupted: A Digital Public Demands Digital Public Services
Time: 1:50 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 hands-on session will illustrate how user-centered design and innovation (and a little chaos theory) can help governments rethink the citizen service experience and meet the expectations of digital public.
This year’s topics include: