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

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 benefits in local government. Case studies where AI has been implemented will be presented. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of AI, why human intervention is still important, and how successful organizations in the future will manage AI to make better decisions.

1 CPE credit

Sessions for Monday, May 22

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

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

Each year, GFOA gathers experts within the technology industry to discuss latest cybersecurity threat trends and potential ways to mitigate them. This year, speakers will not only address the latest threats but will also discuss the latest strategies bad actors are using to obtain threatening technologies to implement hacks with limited technical experience. At the end of the session, participants will gain 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.

1.5 CPE credit

Sessions for Tuesday, May 23

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

Hate this Place: Learning Not to Dread Your ERP Project

The fate of an ERP project can be determined up front. Preparation and planning are key to ensuring a positive outcome. Attend this session to learn ways to gather data properly before your ERP consultants engage. Participants will also learn how to anticipate risk and implement mitigation strategies through the contract process. Finally, attendees will learn how to plan resources and design effective governance and decision structures for a successful project.

1.5 CPE credit

Sessions for Wednesday, May 24

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

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 to implement it and provide an honest assessment on whether or not the intended outcome was reached. Participants will learn when and how to implement technology solutions or when not to.

2 CPE credits