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17 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Privacy Progressing: An Overview of NASCIO's New State Chief Privacy Officer Report and Survey
Alex and Amy discuss NASCIO's new report all about the state chief privacy officer role, why states are continuing to put more of a focus on privacy, how the role is maturing, challenges and resources needed by state CPOs and NASCIO's three recommendations for states when structuring the chief privacy officer role.You can find the report here: https://www.nascio.org/resource-center/resources/privacy-progressing-how-the-state-chief-privacy-officer-role-is-growing-and-evolving/
11 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Ohio CIO Katrina Flory
Alex and Amy talk with Ohio state CIO Katrina Flory about broadband, their recent NASCIO award, collaborating with agencies, top priorities and the best advice she's ever received. You can see more about Ohio's award here: https://www.nascio.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NASCIO-2021-Cybersecurity-OHID-Next.pdf
30 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
How North Carolina is Expanding Broadband with State CIO Jim Weaver
Alex and Amy talk with North Carolina state CIO Jim Weaver about how is state is expanding broadband for low-income North Carolinians, why Jim made privacy a priority in his state, how they are preparing for the cybersecurity grant program and his favorite vacation spot in North Carolina.
30 minutes | May 18, 2022
Nebraska State CIO Ed Toner on Governance, Workforce and Blogging
Alex and Matt talk with Nebraska state CIO Ed Toner about his emphasis on IT governance, recruiting from local colleges and universities, mentoring young technologists, streamlining how citizens access services, blogging and lobster fishing.You can find Ed's blog posts here: https://cio.nebraska.gov/blog/index.html
15 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
2022 Midyear Conference Preview with Emily Lane
NASCIO's Midyear Conference is back in person! And NASCIO program and brand director Emily Lane is here to give us a preview of the programming, protocols and schedule for the four days of the conference.Still have questions? Check out our FAQs and other info at our event page: https://www.nascio.org/conferences-events/2022midyear/
17 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
NASCIO's New Diversity & Inclusion Report with Meredith Ward
Alex and Amy talk with NASCIO's director of policy and research, Meredith Ward about a new publication entitled "Diversity and Inclusion: An Essential Element to the State IT Workforce." Meredith talks about what prompted the survey and report, findings and recommendations.You can find the report here: https://www.nascio.org/resource-center/You can find the NASCIO award submission for Tennessee mentioned in the episode here: https://www.nascio.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NASCIO-Award-Category-State-CIO-Office-Special-Recognition-STS-Diversity-Inclusion-Council.pdf
15 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Illinois State CIO Jennifer Ricker
Alex and Amy talk with acting Illinois state CIO Jennifer Ricker about her government background and how it led to her current role, plus her top priorities in her state, lessons learned from the pandemic and advice to new CIOs.
21 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
How US Digital Response is Helping Governments in Crisis
Amy and Alex talk with Alex Allain (CTO and Co-Founder) and Tina Walha (Director of Public Digital) of US Digital Response. US Digital Response was founded in March of 2020 as a group of temporary volunteers to assist governments with the pandemic crisis. Over the last two years the organization has grown. Listen to hear about how they have assisted governments, what they offer and how they hope to grow. Find out more at https://www.usdigitalresponse.org/.
13 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
NASCIO's New Director of Government Affairs, Alex Whitaker
Amy talks with Alex Whitaker, NASCIO's new director of government affairs (and new NASCIO Voices podcast co-host!) about his recent position with the National Governor's Association, why he wanted to work for another state association, the challenges and opportunities facing states right now, and what's been keeping him occupied over the last couple of weeks
25 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Cybersecurity Collaboration with Pennsylvania CISO Erik Avakian
Amy Glasscock and (guest co-host) Meredith Ward talk with Pennsylvania chief information security officer Erik Avakian all about his work in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We touch on state and local collaboration, identity and access management, the changes he's seen after twelve years on the job, and how his rock and roll background prepared him for his career in cybersecurity.
10 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Corporate Member Sponsorship and Membership with NASCIO's Lori Rempe
This one is for the NASCIO corporate members! Amy, along with guest co-host Meredith Ward, talk with NASCIO's Membership and Sponsorship Manager Lori Rempe about her tips for snagging a popular Midyear Conference sponsorship, what makes NASCIO different and how to get the most out of membership.Midyear ConferenceSponsorshipInvolvement
28 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
The NASCIO Top Ten for 2022 with Eric Sweden
For Matt's last episode of NASCIO Voices, he and Amy talk with NASCIO's Program Director of Enterprise Architecture and Governance, Eric Sweden, about what's on and what's off the NASCIO Top Ten Policy and Technology lists for 2022. Stick around for some of Eric's guitar playing!
27 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
West Virginia CIO Josh Spence
Matt and Amy talk with West Virginia's state CIO Josh Spence about his background in the National Guard and as WV CISO, how his role was modernized along with his title change from CTO to CIO, his thoughts on the cybersecurity grant program, and his main focus for 2022.
25 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
A Growing Focus on Privacy with Washington's State Chief Privacy Officer Katy Ruckle
Matt and Amy talk with Katy Ruckle who serves as the chief privacy officer for the state of Washington. We discuss her background, her work, the status of privacy legislation in Washington, the intersection of security and privacy, her privacy goals for 2022 and her privacy tips for parents. Learn more about privacy in Washington here: https://watech.wa.gov/Privacy
28 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
New NASCIO President Michael Leahy's Priorities for 2022
Amy and Matt talk with NASCIO's new President Michael Leahy, state CIO of Maryland, all about why he took on the role of president, what he plans to focus on as a presidential priority, what his priorities are in his state for the next year and much more.
35 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
The 2021 State CIO Survey with Doug Robinson and Graeme Finley
Amy and Matt talk with NASCIO Executive Director, Doug Robinson, and Grant Thornton Principal for the Public Sector Advisory, Graeme Finley about the findings from the 2021 State CIO Survey. We discuss main takeaways, how they chose the title (and every title), how state CIOs are thinking about the pandemic a year and a half into it, emerging technologies, broadband, IAM, prognostications for 2022, favorite podcasts and what has kept each of them busy in 2021 outside of work.Survey link: https://www.nascio.org/resource-center/resources/the-2021-state-cio-survey/
17 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
AI Meets the Moment: A New Publication from NASCIO, IBM and CDG
Matt and Amy talk with Bruce Tyler of IBM and Joe Morris of e.Republic all about a new joint publication between NASCIO, IBM and the Center for Digital Government about how the pandemic influenced the way state governments are using artificial intelligence. Link to the publication: https://www.nascio.org/resource-center/resources/ai-meets-the-moment/
23 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Encouraging the Next Generation of STEM Professionals with Deena Pierott of iUrban Teen
Amy and Matt talk with iUrban Teen founder Deena Pierott all about her work in STEM education, diversity and inclusion and public service. iUrban Teen was NASCIO's Giveback partner at our recent NASCIO Annual Conference in Seattle. Learn more here: https://iurbanteen.org/
44 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Leadership Lessons Learned from NASCIO's Annual Conference
Amy and Matt share the recording from the Leadership Lessons Learned live session at NASCIO's Annual Conference in Seattle. Five NASCIO members, shared their five-minute Ignite-style talks on their leadership lessons learned outside the office. The speakers included Michele Hovet from SAP, Brian Eagle from Unisys, Nathan Buckwalter with the Michigan Dept of Health and Human Services, Mike Tosh at Guidehouse and Mere Work from ID.me. They covered everything from horses, parenthood, relationships, fitness and military service!
23 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
NASCIO's 2021 Annual Conference in Seattle: What to Expect and Your FAQs
We are having a real in-person event! Matt and Amy sit down with NASCIO's Program and Brand Director Emily Lane again to talk about our NASCIO Annual Conference in Seattle. We talk about programming, COVID-19 protocols, what to wear, our NASCIO Give Back partner and more of your FAQs. This episode is full of useful information if you are a NASCIO member planning to attend (or thinking of attending) the conference.Registration is open until October 1 (NASCIO members only): https://www.nascio.org/conferences-events/2021-annual-conference/#register
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