December 5


When it comes to addressing the opioid crisis, homelessness, traffic, health care, and graduation rates, data plays a crucial role.

Internal government staff collect increasing amounts of data, but there are challenges with connecting that information across departments and using it to surface solutions.

Join Governing and Tyler Technologies, Inc. in this live webinar at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST on Dec. 5 to hear about how you can break down data silos and foster inter-agency collaboration, and learn who is leading this field. We’ll discuss the best practices and benefits of creating a secure and efficient single access point of data for government staff. Hear from Laura Shearin, Office of Performance and Innovation Manager at the City of Henderson, Nevada, about how Henderson city leaders identified data silos and revolutionized their internal data sharing to maximize operational efficiencies with the Socrata Connected Government Cloud platform.  

Join our webinar to explore:

  • Why cross-agency data sharing is critical to improvements in public health, human services, transportation and more
  • How to create a single point of access to data for internal employees to better collaborate, gain insights, increase productivity and provide open data to the public
  • Which government organizations have implemented successful data programs and their best practices


Laura Shearin

Laura Shearin

Office of Performance and Innovation Manager, City of Henderson, Nevada

Laura Shearin was named Manager Performance & Innovation in December of 2015. As such, Laura oversees the Office which assists City leadership in implementing change management strategies; organizes special task forces and coordinates projects designed to address organizational management, strategic planning and performance measurement; and contributes to short and long-term organizational planning and strategies. She tracks, monitors and reports key business performance indicators and continuous improvement efforts for the City; and researches, analyzes and prepares reports on administrative matters and high-level policy issues that may impact citywide operations.

Justin Bruce

Justin Bruce

Project Manager, Tyler Technologies, Inc. Data & Insights Division

Mr. Justin C. Bruce is an innovative, creative leader born and raised in the Jackson metro area of Mississippi. Bruce served as the first Director of Innovation and Performance for the City of Jackson after holding management positions in retail and telecom companies. While holding this position, Jackson started down the path of becoming a data-driven government. Bruce and Jackson successfully implemented an open data program, JackStats performance management program, and developed a culture of process improvement through simple data analytics. Jackson’s work has been highlighted by major universities, public and private sector entities, and leading practitioners across the country.

Alan B. Williams

Alan B. Williams — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Governing Institute

Alan Williams graduated from Rickards High School in 1993 and earned his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in Business Administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). In November 2008, Williams was elected to the Florida House of Representatives by the voters of District 8, encompassing parts of Leon and Gadsden Counties. Representative Williams serves on the Energy and Utilities Policy Committee, General Government Policy Council, Government Accountability Act Council, Government Appropriations Committee, the Joint Committee of Public Council Oversight, and the Joint Committee on Collective Bargaining.