The Government Huddle with Brian Chidester
The One with the Army Futures Command CIO

The One with the Army Futures Command CIO

April 12, 2021

Hannah Hunt, Chief Innovation and Product Officer for the Army Futures Command, and a recent Forbes 30 Under 30 award recipient joins the show to discuss how the US Army is driving digital transformation efforts through internal software development. We also discuss her role at the US Air Force as Chief of Staff for their Kessel Run program, how digital transformation is changing the landscape of workforce recruitment and development, and how vulnerability has helped her as a leader.

The One with the Former NFL Wide Receiver

The One with the Former NFL Wide Receiver

April 1, 2021

Austin Collie, former NFL wide receiver and current business development executive at JOLT Advantage Group joins the show to discuss what playing in the NFL taught him about becoming better in his role as an IT professional. We also discuss why RPA is bringing so much value to enterprise organizations, his secret to learning complex playbooks, and gives listeners a first-hand glimpse at what it is like to play in the Super Bowl.

The One with the Merritt Group Federal SVP

The One with the Merritt Group Federal SVP

March 24, 2021

Matt Donovan, Senior Vice President for Government at Merritt Group joins the show to discuss the importance of developing agency-based marketing programs as part of your GTM strategy. We also discuss tactical steps to begin to building your messaging platform, new digital marketing technologies in the market you can take advantage of today, and best practices in delivering strategic value to your sales leaders.

The One with the UiPath Federal CTO

The One with the UiPath Federal CTO

March 14, 2021

Jim Walker, Federal Chief Technology Officer at UiPath and former Deputy Chief Information Officer at NASA joins the show to discuss the evolution of robotic process automation in government. We also discuss the many ways that RPA has been vital to the public sector’s shift to a hybrid work environment, how the technology is supporting the future of work, and how it has become an important tool in a CIO’s toolbox.

The One with the City of Chattanooga CIO

The One with the City of Chattanooga CIO

March 4, 2021

Brent Messer, Chief Information Officer for the City of Chattanooga joins the show to discuss the city’s selection into the G20 Global Smart Cities program. We also discuss their move to completely remove paper from their enterprise environment and what he went through when the pandemic first kicked-off.

The One with the ServiceNow Federal CTO

The One with the ServiceNow Federal CTO

February 19, 2021

Jonathan Alboum, Federal CTO at ServiceNow, and Former CIO at the Department of Agriculture joins the show to discuss the value low-code technology can bring to the public sector. We also discuss what government CIO’s are currently thinking as they enter a new normal and insights from his extensive career in the public sector.

The One with the British Columbia Digital Chief

The One with the British Columbia Digital Chief

February 11, 2021

Jaimie Boyd, Chief Digital Officer for the Government of British Columbia joins the show to discuss the core technology principles that were developed to support the digital transformation evolution of her province. We also discuss the importance of the open data provided by governments around the globe to catalyze innovation and her advice for women in the technology space looking to advance in their fields.

The One with the AWS Global Public Sector VP

The One with the AWS Global Public Sector VP

February 7, 2021

Sandy Carter, VP of Global Public Sector Partners and Programs joins the show to discuss the value that cloud is bringing to governments around the World, and how AWS’ partners are helping to fuel that acceleration. We also discuss the increased adoption of IoT in government, her role in paving the way for Women in Tech, and her thoughts on what’s next for AWS with the departure of CEO Andy Jassy.

The One with the ACT-IAC CEO

The One with the ACT-IAC CEO

January 27, 2021

Dave Wennergren, CEO of ACT-IAC and former CIO for the US Navy joins the show to discuss trends and predictions for government IT modernization in 2021. We also discuss the perspective of a government CIO, focus areas for ACT-IAC in the new normal and his thoughts about the future of acquisition innovation.

The One with the City of Toronto CTO

The One with the City of Toronto CTO

January 14, 2021

Lawrence Eta, Chief Technology Officer for the City of Toronto joins the show to discuss how his background as an immigrant has shaped the way he views citizen service delivery and made him a respected technology thought leader around the World. We also talk about how he supported the pivot of Canada’s largest city during the pandemic through technology, the key principles he aligns his technology decisions with and his initiative to make the internet a fundamental, essential utility service.

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