Listen in to Dr. Alan Shark’s interviews with city and county technology leaders from across the nation. The focus of the series is on technology leadership from emergency response, the ever-evolving role of 5G networks, digital service delivery, citizen-facing communications, emerging tech, as well as future professional development requirements.
What Are the Obstacles and Opportunities for State and Local Government CIOs to Work Together?
Doug Robinson is by far the most recognized and respected thought-leader in all things state government and tech. Doug has been at the helm of NASCIO for some 16+ plus years and shares his insights from the NASCIO Wheelhouse. Doug’s background as a university researcher and state government employee leading to his becoming deputy CIO make him uniquely qualified to articulate the latest trends in government technology leadership. In this episode, we explore the roadblocks as well as opportunities for state CIOs and local government CIOS to work more closely together.
Tech Leadership is About Relationship Building
Brad is one of the longest serving local government CIOs in the nation having been with the City of Scottsdale for 30 years. In this interview Brad discusses the many successes over the years plus some huge challenges that he describes when looking ahead. Leadership has always been a recurring theme with him – both in theory and practice. While technology has certainly changed over the years and continues to evolve, tech leadership has been the one constant where Brad argues that in the end it’s all about people and relationships. Brad is one of ten members who sits on PTI’s Tech Leadership Forum Executive Committee.
Building Tech Communities to Foster Human Networks
While CompTIA may be best known for its world class and far-reaching certifications, there is an all-inclusive membership side that encompasses dozens of technology interest groups, advisory councils, and global communities. Before coming to CompTIA, Gary enjoyed a successful career in the private sector as a consultant who specialized in working with companies seeking to build new channels within the technology field. I addition, Gary was recruited to serve as a CompTIA faculty member to help member companies better understand the market from which they were attempting to better understand. Now we shift to the addition of PTI and other public sector groups and explore ways these communities can learn and benefit from one another.
Lessons on Tech Leadership – Learning Never Stops
Join Alan Shark, Executive Director of Public Technology Institute, as he talks with Adam Frumkin, CIO off Franklin County, OH. They focus on the lessons learned as a CIO and how the learning never stops, there is something new day and with each new technology.Adam is an exceptional and recognized results-driven leader with more than 20 years of experience in developing, directing, and executing business transformation and strategies in alignment with corporate objectives for both public and private sectors. He has directed mid-sized organizations and managed annual budgets exceeding $20 million and has acted throughout his career as a change agent. Adam serves as chair of PTI’s Tech Leadership Forum and is a graduate of PTI’s CGCIO CIO Leadership Certification program where he graduated with honors. Adam is also an adjunct professor at Ohio State University as well as Ohio Dominican University.
Addressing the Digital Gap During the Pandemic
Jon Walton brings over 25 years of experience in the field of Information Technology and has a diverse background in both public and private sectors, setting innovative technology standards and providing visionary leadership for numerous organizations. Under his leadership, Jon implemented a countywide shared digital public safety radio system, a hyper-converged SDN datacenter, a multi-jurisdictional high-speed fiber network, and the migration of key enterprise applications to the Cloud. In addition, he oversaw the launch of SMC Public Wi-Fi to help bridge the digital divide within the County.