Leading Through Change Starts with Data

We are facing an unprecedented public health crisis and government organizations at all levels are on the front lines trying to understand, track and mitigate the impact of this pandemic.

best365体育投注appIt's more important than ever to have access to timely, detailed, and trustworthy data to drive decisions related to infrastructure and resource planning as well as provide support to the citizens who need it most. As each region moves from an initial triage phase towards stabilization and recovery, they must leverage data to understand their past, inform their present and plan for their future.

Join us for this free, virtual event to hear how others have managed through difficult times and discuss what it means to Lead Through Change.

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  • Using data for emergency preparedness
  • Developing a centralized and responsible data strategy
  • Building processes to stay informed and make timely decisions
  • Leveraging publicly available data and community-sourced resources
  • Building trust with the public

Government Summit Agenda

11:00 - 11:15am: Tableau | Opening Fireside Chat

Tune in for a welcome and fireside chat with Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky and Tableau Head of Public Sector Steve Spano, BG (Ret) USAF to start our virtual event.


Adam Selipsky, CEO of Tableau

Steve Spano, Head of Public Sector at Tableau

11:15 - 11:45am: Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer | Opening Keynote Remarks: The Continuing Evolution of IT Modernization

The COVID-19 pandemic has become an unexpected accelerant of IT Modernization. With the recently released Federal Data Strategy, agencies have started to adopt strategies across their entire organization that enable them to leverage data as a strategic asset. Adopting a data strategy has never been more important than now as people at all levels need to quickly make informed decisions that have critical and potentially broad sweeping impacts.

best365体育投注appIn this session, Suzette will discuss how agencies are adapting to share information and leverage IT.


Suzette Kent, US Federal CIO

11:45 - 12:30pm: Tableau + Salesforce | Data-Driven Response and Recovery

In times of substantial change, leaders need access to the most up-to-date and reliable information to guide decision-making, while also cultivating trust in their organization and the communities they serve. Amid the initial onset of this public health crisis, Tableau developed a mission to help the data community access, analyze, and stay informed in this rapidly changing environment.

While many organizations work to manage the spread of COVID-19, we recognize that for the foreseeable future different parts of the world will be moving through various stages of crisis to recovery, and they will need guidance on how to best address the issues that will emerge in this process. Together, Tableau and Salesforce will discuss how we are helping guide our customers through this time of change and how we plan to continue helping customers during those critical moments to come.


best365体育投注appSrinivas Kosaraju, Sr. Director of Public Sector Solutions Engineering at Tableau

Casey Coleman, SVP, Global Public Sector Digital Transformation at Salesforce

12:30 - 1:10pm: FEMA | FEMA's Data Sharing Directive

While FEMA is most commonly known for its emergency response efforts, it also has a large focus on long term data sharing initiatives that will help to prepare for disasters before they strike, as well as helping past the initial response phase.

In this session, Amber will discuss how FEMA is leveraging Tableau Server to share critical information across the agency as well as externally to other local organizations and the general public.


best365体育投注appAmber Noel, Branch Chief, Analysis & Communications at FEMA

1:10 - 1:30pm: 20-minute Networking Break

Take this time to visit the Government Summit Lounge to network with other attendees, and explore whitepapers and on-demand webinars related to the topics discussed during the Summit.

1:30 - 2:10pm: Veterans Health Administration | Tracking Facility Usage and Inventory During a Pandemic

With the responsibility of serving more than 9 million veterans in the United States, and acting as the country's backup healthcare system, the Veterans Health Administration plays a critical role in being accountable for many who are impacted by the virus. The agency is responsible for managing the nation's stockpiles of PPE equipment and distributing them as necessary to the areas that are most in need.

With the virus moving through different regions in waves, understanding which VA facilities are most impacted and tracking the inventory and distribution of PPE equipment is vital. In this session, Amy will discuss how her team was able to provide around the clock updates on which facilities were hardest hit with an influx of patients and solve supply chain issues created in this COVID-19 environment by supporting logistics distribution across the entire organization.


Amy Mersereau, Director of Supply Chain Systems at Veterans Health Administration

2:10 - 2:50pm: State of Colorado | Understanding and Mitigating the Economic Impact of Climate Change

The State of Colorado is one of 30 states who are using FEMA data in a pilot program to track the impact and emergency response of climate related issues such as floods and wildfires. This is an incredibly important issue and one that will not go away, even as attention and funding is focused on this current pandemic.

best365体育投注appIn this session, Steve will discuss how his department continues to track the economic impact of climate change, which is made even more complex due to our current state.


best365体育投注appSteve Boand, State Hazard Mitigation Officer at State of Colorado DHS & Emergency Preparedness

2:50 - 3:30pm: Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council | From Triage to Stabilization: How to Remain Flexible & Align Resources in a Time of Crisis

Now more than ever, regional organizations have a heightened responsibility to serve as an authoritative source of truth for their citizens. Serving 22 counties and 2.8 million people in Southwest Texas, STRAC is responsible for tracking all emergency operations related to the pandemic and delivering the most important figures to state leadership in order to drive informed, rapid decision making on what protocols should be put in place to ensure citizen safety. Additionally, the organization has streamlined the data collection and coordination between the region’s healthcare systems and EMS agencies to track emergency responses and patient flow to nearby hospitals, to avoid overwhelming individual facilities.

In this session, Lawrence will share how the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council went from the initial triage phase at the beginning of the pandemic to putting long term processes in place to streamline emergency operation and mitigate the response time for future crises.


Lawrence Roakes, Division Director Data Analytics at Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council

best365体育投注app Along with the live sessions, you will have direct access to additional on-demand government content, including on-demand webinar sessions, use cases, a viz gallery, product demos & Salesforce solution overviews.