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Three Ways Technology Is Transforming How Governments Serve Constituents

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This article was previously published on Forbes.com and written by Khurram Mahmood, Accela Technology Advisory Council member. For many individuals and small business owners, the word “government” carries a decidedly sluggish connotation. Many of us think of outdated operations, slow-moving lines and long wait times for public services. We struggle to renew driver’s licenses, stress about documentation at the planning department and fret about building permits as we endure red tape and delays. Though stubborn issues persist, a shift in government service is underway. In my experience as an advisor to Accela, I have had the opportunity to learn about the transformation that state and local governments across the country are going through…. Continue reading

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Highlights from Accelarate Day 2: Microsoft’s Dana Barnes and Proof of Concept Demo of Accela, ESRI and Microsoft Integration Emphasize Importance of Partnerships in Creating the Future of Government

Heidi Lorenzen
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Throughout Accelarate 2019, Accela’s annual customer and partner conference, keynote speeches and breakout sessions have explored the profound ways engaged citizens and strong partnerships make up the backbone of a thriving community. Day two of the conference focused on the partnership component of this equation with attendees hearing from industry leaders shaping the govtech of tomorrow. Dana Barnes, Vice President of Microsoft’s State and Local Government group; Christian Carlson, Director of State, Local and Provincial Government at ESRI and Accela Chief Operating Officer Tom Nieto, discussed how Accela is working with its ecosystem of industry partners to drive digital service transformation in communities across the country…. Continue reading

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Highlights from Accelarate Day 1: Gary Kovacs and Hon. Karen Freeman-Wilson Lead the Call for Elevated Government

Heidi Lorenzen
Heidi Lorenzen
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Accelarate 2019, Accela’s annual customer and partner conference, kicked off today in the Mile High City! Nearly 900 of the govtech industry’s leading innovators gathered in Denver for three days of imagination, networking, and in-depth experiences with cutting-edge solutions and technologies. Against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, this year’s theme of “government elevated” was echoed in every speech, breakout session and hallway conversation, as attendees embraced the innovative ways governments are leveraging technology to improve digital service delivery and raise the bar on citizen expectations and community outcomes. Today, a wide range of inspiring speakers took the stage, from elected officials to technology luminaries, including headliners Karen Freeman-Wilson,… Continue reading

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Accelarate 2019 Countdown: Delivering Elevated Experiences in the Mile High City

Angela Holden
Angela Holden
Attending Accelarate 2019 in Denver October 6-9? There’s still time to register and take advantage of the full conference experience, including incredible learning, networking, and in-depth insights and experiences with cutting-edge solutions and technologies.  The NEW Accela Experience Center Ask away! New for 2019, Accelarate will have an expanded location for attendees to meet with Accela technical experts to get product support, watch solution demos, learn about the Accela Success Community, get information about our new training program, and help inform future product design by participating in User Experience Research Lab tests. The Accela Experience Center is open Sunday 6-8 p.m., Monday 12-5 p.m., and Tuesday 11-5 p.m. … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Accelarate, the Premier Govtech Event of 2019

Summer Palma
Summer Palma
In 2019, digital transformation has accelerated across the public sector. For state, county and city government agencies, the challenges of providing secure services, creating efficient operations, and delivering elevated citizen experiences has never been greater. On October 6-9, the govtech industry’s leading innovators will convene in Denver at Accelarate 2019 for three days of learning, networking, inspiration and shared insights. The Mile High city provides the perfect site to support this year’s Government Elevated conference theme. There will be abundant opportunities for attendees to learn how technology continues to drive progress, create opportunities, and tame the exponential changes facing government employees. Here are just a few of the exciting speakers that conference attendees will hear from: Karen Freeman-Wilson,… Continue reading

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The Future of Government Is Here. What’s Your Digital Strategy?

Heidi Lorenzen
Heidi Lorenzen
As we approach 2020, a global wave of transformational technology is breaking over every industry and organization. The impact of digitization is growing in the public sector as more state and local government agencies embark on their own transformation journeys, driven by emerging and converging digital technologies.The private sector’s famous innovators—brands like Apple, Amazon, Google, and Netflix who have embraced digitization to build breakthrough products and services—are well-known for delivering exceptional customer experiences. Conversely, obsolete corporations like Kodak, Blockbuster, and Sears have become cautionary tales and case studies for what happens when organizations fail to recognize trends and innovate in a timely manner.Government innovation in the cloudThe story is no different in the government sector…. Continue reading

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CIOs’ Leadership Marks the Difference

Darryl Booth
Local leadership defined the August 2019 Bay Area Regional CIO Conference where CIOs and local government IT leaders convened to share successes, challenges and opportunities. I’ve never worked before with such an amiable association, so intensely focused on elevating their profession. The topics and the passionate discourse worked its way into my every-day thinking for the next week. It remained top-of-mind and helped me maintain a leadership bias. Hot topics and unavoidable threats The hot topics were both expected and unexpected. A glimpse into the next 20 years of tech set the stage for CIO-led sessions on Privacy, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Security, Regional Software Vetting / Buying,… Continue reading

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Call for Nominations – Accela Trendsetter Awards

Jason Christensen

State and local agencies elevating communities to be honored at Accela’s 2019 Trendsetter Awards in Denver

Accela is recognizing  innovative  government agencies and leaders harnessing new technologies, automation methods, digital strategies and modern processes to elevate their communities…and we’d love your nominations! If you know of an agency or individual who has leveraged Accela technology to reach new heights, we invite you to submit your nomination. This year’s Trendsetter Award winners will be announced during our Gala Awards dinner on October 8th at Accelarate 2019 in Denver, Colorado. One winner will be selected from each of the following categories: Agency Award Categories:  Government Elevated Recognizing a government agency who is elevating their community,… Continue reading

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Customer Spotlight: Pinellas County, Florida

Jason Christensen
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Like many jurisdictions, Pinellas County, Fla. struggles under a land use regimen that can sometimes seem painfully slow. It’s a source of frustration to builders, and can be an impediment to economic development. “Plan review is probably the longest portion of the approval process,” said David Howdeshell, a project sponsor in Pinellas County’s Building and Development Review Services. He’s heading up a reinvention of the process, implementing Accela land use products to make the wheels turn more smoothly. Plan review can encompass a staggering range of participants, with as many as 18 separate agencies weighing in on the process, and no automated means to streamline the system…. Continue reading

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Seizing the Shift: 3 Ways to Harness Digital Transformation in 2019

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Accela CEO Gary Kovacs spotlights three strategies for mayors and local leaders to answer resident demands and improve services at the same time.

Accela CEO Gary Kovacs Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Government Technology magazine and Route Fifty.Technology is changing government, new industries are changing government, resident expectations are changing government. These pressures are a given in 2019 as officials work tirelessly to keep residents happy and services running.Yet with these shifts, Accela CEO Gary Kovacs sees a game changing opportunity for governments to achieve what previous leaders could just dream about: a complete and lasting digital transformation. In an open letter to mayors and local leaders,… Continue reading

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