Connecting state and local government leaders
We’ve rolled out our remaining finalists in our state and local government awards program.
RICHMOND, Calif. — From the Craneway Pavilion, which occupies what was once the Ford Motor Company’s largest West Coast assembly plant, you can get a good view of the San Francisco skyline across the bay. When we think of technology and innovation in the United States, we often think of the Bay Area as its capital, including places like Silicon Valley, San Francisco’s South of Market district and downtown Oakland, which will soon become the home of Uber.
I’m here at the 10th annual Meeting of the Minds conference, which has brought innovative individuals to the Craneway Pavilion to discuss ideas, insights and challenges while connecting with global peers from across a variety of sectors.
The power of data and IT innovation, not unexpectedly, has been a central theme of the conference, and it’s something that’s the focus on the last category of finalists for Route Fifty’s Navigator Awards.
DATA AND IT INNOVATORS FINALISTS
- Scott Mayers and Team, Louisiana Secretary of State IT Division
- Diane Pappas, CEO Strategic Planning and DigitalInnovations, L.A. Unified School District
- Tyler Kleykamp, Chief Data Officer, State of Connecticut
- Nick O'Day, GIS Manager, Johns Creek, Ga.
- Lillian Coral, Chief Data Officer, City of Los Angeles
- Jim Sparks and Team, Indiana Geographic Information Office
- Reshma Khatkhate and Team, Mississippi Department of Human Services
- Chelsa Wagner and Team, Allegheny County Controller’s Office
- Michael Walters Young and Team, City of Franklin, Tenn.
- Sherry Schoonover and Team, City of Topeka, Kan.
And check out our previously announced finalists from the Government Allies and Cross-Sector Partners category, Agency and Department Leadership category, Executive Leadership and Next Generation category.
Michael Grass is Executive Editor of Government Executive’s Route Fifty and is based in Seattle.