The experts offered some tips for the short term and for the longer term, and featured audio as well as a slide deck.
The honorees, part of Government Technology magazine's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, also included the general manager of Los Angeles' transportation agency. Honorees stood out for being mission-driven, collaborative and trust builders.
Angelica B. Quirarte, assistant secretary for digital engagement for the California Government Operations Agency, told The Washington Post she’s part of what the newspaper called “a specialized digital team” tasked with launching “a coronavirus rapid response website.” She previously led the Alpha.ca.gov project to reinvent the state's website; it wrapped March 4.
The rideshare company is among entities that have joined Communities Against Rider Surveillance (CARS) and are opposing Mobility Data Specification, a technology used by Los Angeles and other government entities.
Michelle Thong, digital services lead at San Jose, the so-called capital of Silicon Valley, is heading to the private sector. She was a founder of the city’s Office of Civic Innovation.
Sometimes, it's valuable to view the state of California through a different lens.