Public sector agencies spend billions of dollars each year on contracts with IT providers, small and large. And with the changes in Washington and at the state level, there is a greater interest than ever in Web 2.0 tools and technologies in government. How can you determine if there is a need for your product or service in the public sector? How do you participate in those opportunities? How can you get your foot in the door? Why does is seem so hard? How can your firm can be a part of this dynamic marketplace? This session discuss some of the rules and constraints of dealing with public sector agencies and the opportunities which exist. Come and learn how the public sector entities buy products and services and how your business can become an active participant in this market.
Carolyn Lawson is the Director of eServices for the Office of the CIO, State of California. She previously served as the California Public Utilities Commission CIO, and has been active in the national discussion of IT issues and policies related to eService delivery in government.
Ms. Lawson is currently examining the complex issues brought on by the cultural shift from a paper-based society to an e-based society, the new expectations of the general public, the changing face of our workforce and what that means to the delivery of governmental services. Ms. Lawson speaks and teaches nationally on these and other topics.
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