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Accela CEO Gary Kovacs to Drive the Next Shift in Government Innovation

Jason Shueh

The former CEO of AVG and Mozilla takes the helm as Accela’s new CEO to pioneer innovative technologies and open the next stage of government innovation

Accela CEO Gary Kovacs (Flickr) Gary Kovacs is well versed in the dogmas of digital innovation. As the founder of the Zi Corporation, he led the company to develop some of the first patents for modern text messaging. As CEO at Mozilla, Kovacs launched FireFox OS, the free, open-source operating system for smartphones. And as CEO at AVG Technologies, Kovacs transformed the security company’s single consumer product into a diverse portfolio of enterprise cybersecurity services.Now Gary Kovacs has his sights set on government transformation as Accela’s new CEO. … Continue reading

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Herfie is Back and Springbrook is Standing Tall

Max Schnoedl

Herfie is Back and Springbrook is Standing Tall

By: Max Schnoedl This week, we shared some exciting news with the local government financial community – we’re bringing Springbrook back, along with its beloved mascot, Herfie the cow. We believe that our 900 local government customers, together with many more of their peers across the US, should benefit from a modern, high-performance cloud offering to manage their finances, payroll and utility billing efficiently from coast to coast. We also believe in citizen-centric government, where communities are empowered by added financial transparency and can offer a seamless payment experience to their constituencies, in line with what they might expect from their everyday interactions with leading consumer brands…. Continue reading

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