Upcoming Event: The Tools Your Government Needs to Address the Unknowns of Tomorrow


If 2020 taught us nothing else, it taught us the importance of resilience…digital resilience, in particular. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve learned to rely heavily on technology to help us complete most of our tasks. Governments turned to technology to help serve the needs of their constituency while city halls around the world closed their doors indefinitely. Even now, as we move toward the next normal—and city halls reopen—digital resilience is still top-of-mind. And while things seem to be trending in the right direction, it would be silly of us to not brace ourselves for the next unpleasant predicament. Without a crystal ball to give clarity into the details of the next crisis, we’ve learned the power of being prepared… digitally prepared. If what comes next involves severe weather, another health emergency, or cyberattacks, digital preparedness is a good idea.

Despite what’s next, technology can be used to maintain government operations and constituent services. IDC and Granicus aim to provide a more proactive approach to digital resilience that extends beyond business preparedness alone. Join us on June 23rd for a webinar: The Tools Your Government Needs to Address the Unknowns of Tomorrow. This free, virtual event will cover IDC’s Resiliency framework with a focus on tools and technologies that enable state and local resilience. Our featured speaker, Ruthbrea Yesner, will address ways we can use technology to proactively prepare for uncertain circumstances.

This webinar is designed for practitioners in both IT and non-IT roles in state and local government. 

To register for this event—and learn more—click here.

About Our Speaker:
Our featured speaker, Ruthbea Yesner, is VP of Government Insights at IDC. She manages the US Federal government, Education, and the worldwide Smart Cities and Global practices. Ms. Yesner’s research discusses the strategies and execution of relevant technologies and best practice areas, such as governance, innovation, partnerships and business models, essential for government and education transformation. Ms. Yesner’s research includes analytics, artificial intelligence, Open data and data exchanges, digital twins, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and mobile solutions in the areas of economic development and civic engagement, urban planning and administration, smart campus, transportation, and energy and infrastructure. Ms. Yesner contributes to consulting engagements to support K-12 and higher education institutions, state and local governments and IT vendors’ overall Smart City market strategies.

About IDC:
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives.

Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading tech media, data and marketing services company. IDG connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent, and engagement. IDG is the world’s largest media, data, and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. To learn more about IDC, visit their website.

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