2023 Annual Conference Sessions: ERP Systems and Technology

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Sessions for Sunday, May 21

21 May
2:40 PM-3:30 PM PT
OR 202

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Government

Artificial intelligence (AI) will someday be ubiquitous in government operations. Should workers be threatened? No. This session will focus on the benefits of AI and its limits. Speakers will discuss the evolution of AI and its potential impacts on local government. Case studies where AI has been implemented will be presented. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of AI, why human interaction is still important, and how successful organizations in the future will manage AI to make better decisions.

Sessions for Monday, May 22

22 May
2:40 PM-3:55 PM PT
OR 202

Not Crying Wolf: The Latest in Cybersecurity Protections for Your Government

Each year, GFOA gathers experts within the technology industry to discuss the latest cybersecurity threat trends and potential ways to mitigate them. This year, speakers will not only address recent threats but will also discuss strategies bad actors are using to obtain technologies to implement hacks with limited technical experience. At the end of the session, participants will achieve a better understanding of their cybersecurity risk by being more aware of potential vulnerabilities, understanding potential sources of threats, and gaining insights into resources available to mitigate them.

Sessions for Tuesday, May 23

23 May
3:35 PM-4:50 PM PT
OR 201

Hate this Place: Learning Not to Dread Your ERP Project

If both governments and software vendors are being honest, neither one really has a good track record at implementing ERP projects. With endless stories of failed expectations, poor planning, cost overruns, and way too many headaches, it's not surprising that many finance officers joke that ERP really stands for "early retirement program." Attend this session so you can become aware of these potential project pitfalls and what you can do to stop them from taking control of your project. In this interactive discussion, experienced ERP project stakeholders will highlight lessons learned and communicate strategies that lead to better rates of success.

1.5 CPE credit

Sessions for Wednesday, May 24

24 May
10:30 AM-12:10 PM PT
OR 201

Government Technology Roundtable

One positive outcome of the pandemic was the ability of governments to leverage technology in creative ways to solve complex problems quickly. Governments are continuing this trend long after the crisis. This session highlights examples of how peer governments are using technology to improve operations. Governments will explain why the technology was implemented, the resources required for performance management, and provide an honest assessment on whether or not the intended outcome was reached. Participants will learn when and how to drive technology solutions and when not to utilize these systems.

2 CPE credits