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Thursday, May 31 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Birds of a Feather - So You’re Working on: Turning IT into Civic Leaders

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Birds of a Feather sessions bring people struggling with similar issues together to network, learn from each other and overcome isolation. Each session will focus on a different topic but all sessions will be facilitated networking where participants talk with others and share their perspective; and an opportunity for small group discussions. Birds of a Feather sessions are either “Group Therapy” focused on common challenges or “So you’re working on” focused on common elements of work.

So You’re Working on: Turning IT into Civic Leaders

Eric Jackson, Digital Services Architect, City of Asheville 
Jonathan Feldman

DESCRIPTION: The foundation of IT's role is operational excellence in providing secure, well-functioning digital services to departments and to members of the community; keeping the lights on, if you will. But the pervasive transformation of every aspect of government and society by digital technology means that the role of IT must evolve beyond running systems and fixing problems. We must help our colleagues navigate new relationships with the community and new ways of solving problems. We must support learning about data and data science and provide guidance on new models for engaging with the community around data. Jonathan Feldman and Eric Jackson from the City of Asheville will facilitate a conversation about how to make that transition successfully.

Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 205