At AGL Summit on May 23 in Sacramento, talks from government practitioners focused on the future of digital services for the state of California and beyond.
Lloyd Levine, who formerly served in the California State Legislature where he chaired the Assembly Committee on Utility and Commerce, explained the importance of bringing the public sector up to speed on the adoption of modern technologies and policies — both for serving the public effectively and for attracting the next generation of potential government employees.
Levine, who is working on a book about government and technology to be published later this year, concluded his remarks with a call for continued persistence in the face of obstacles to government modernization. “Inertia is a powerful force and we need to overcome it,” he said. “We will have to make our case over and over again, because we’re going against the status quo.”