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UIC Presents e-Government Workshop May 12

WHAT:
Experts will explain how technologies such as cloud computing and shared services can help agencies improve services and achieve savings during the University of Illinois at Chicago’s third annual e-government workshop.

WHEN:
May 12
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:
Hilton Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, Ill.

DETAILS:
About 150 professionals in city management, information technology, community relations, and municipal finance will share best practices in e-government, including intelligent transportation systems, customer response management tools such as 311 dispatch, and Web-based solutions for email.

Greg Wass, chief information officer of Cook County, former CIO of the State of Illinois and former vice president of government solutions for a Fortune 500 technology services company, will deliver the keynote speech.

Other speakers will include Steven Clift, founder and executive director of e-Democracy.org, which began as a 1994 Minnesota election Web site and now hosts issues forums for communities across the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

“At a time of great fiscal stress, we recognize that government administrators need to get the biggest bang for their technology buck. This workshop can help them save their agencies money while improving service and interaction between officials and citizens,” said James R. Thompson, UIC associate professor and head of public administration, which sponsors the workshop in partnership with 14 government and professional organizations.

For information, visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/oee/egovernment/ or call (312) 355-0423.

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