Of Work

The Future of Work Conversations

The Remote Work Workplace: Policies, Procedures and Processes for a New Era

Date: January 27, 2021
Moderator: Teri Takai

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In March 2020, as thousands of public sector workers shifted to remote work almost overnight, few would have guessed they would remain there for months. What followed was a real-world litmus test for whether government employees could effectively serve the public from home.

They passed with flying colors.

Now, public sector work has forever been altered, with many government leaders predicting a hybrid workforce in which some employees shift between the office and home, and some remain remote full time. After generations of in-office work, this massive long-term shift prompts critical questions that government leaders must be prepared to answer, including:

  • Who will pay for workspace, equipment and connectivity?
  • Are employees responsible for maintaining privacy of data? Does everyone need a VPN? What other security solutions need to be in place?
  • What mobile devices are needed?
  • How do we ensure employee morale remains high?
  • How do we effectively manage fully remote employees?

Tune in to Government Technology’s first Future of Work conversation on January 27 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET to find out answers to these questions and more.


Calvin Rhodes, CIO for the state of Georgia and Executive Director of the Georgia Technology Authority
Tanya Hannah, CIO, King County, WA
Teri Takai, Co-executive Director, Center for Digital Government


Mad Skills in the (Government) House: Reskilling and Upskilling Your Employees

Date: February 10, 2021
Moderator: Phil Bertolini

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Government’s most important resource is its workforce – that has never been more clear than in 2020, when public sector employees weathered huge increases in demand for services despite extraordinary circumstances.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated technology adoption in state and local governments – including cloud, robotic process engineering, artificial intelligence, next-generation networks, collaboration tools and more – the need for employees who are equipped with the right skills has never been more important.

To ensure success of digital transformation initiatives and technology implementations, government leaders must have a strategy to reskill and upskill their employees for continued innovation.

Join Government Technology’s second Future of Work conversation on February 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern as our panel discusses key parts of this strategy, including:

  • How to assess your team’s current skillsets
  • How to prepare a strategic training program to build the right skillsets internally and acquire the right skillsets externally
  • How to measure success
  • How to ensure you have a solid plan to evolve as technologies and priorities change
  • And more!


Rob Llyod, Chief Information Office, San Jose, CA
Mike Leahy, Secretary of Information Technology, MD Department of Information Technology
Phil Bertoloni, Co-executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Staying Connected: The Collaboration Tools and Strategies that can Unite the Government Workforce

Date: March 16, 2021
Moderator: Phil Bertolini

The Happy Factor: How Employee Morale and Wellness are Critical to Your Agency’s Success

Date: April 13, 2021
Moderator: Teri Takai

Privacy, Security and the Distributed Workforce: What You Need to Know

Date: May 12, 2021
Moderator: Phil Bertolini