Joe Vastola, chief information officer, at the Florida Department of Children and Families How do state social services agencies use technology to meet their missions? How is the State of Florida doing just that? What can other states learn from the work of the Florida Department of Children and Families? Join host Michael Keegan next week as he explores these questions and more with Joe Vastola, chief information officer, at the Florida Department of Children and Families.

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What are key leadership qualities for a digital age? How can you become a Mindful Leader? What tools and practices can be employed to better lead yourselves, your teams, and your organizations. Join us as we explore these questions and more with Jacqueline Carter, co-author of The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results.

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What is design thinking? How is design thinking being used to tackle public management challenges? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Prof. Jeanne Liedtka author of “Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector.”

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How can we hone political leadership? What is the mission of the State of Ohio Leadership Institute? How is it developing the next generation of Ohio’s elected state and local leaders? Join us as we explore these questions with Trevor Brown, Executive Director, State of Ohio Leadership Institute and Dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

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The university, higher education and technology are experiencing an unprecedented time of change and opportunity. Join us as we exploring IT in higher education with Loretta Early, Chief Information Officer, at the George Washington University.

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What is artificial intelligence (AI) and how has it evolved? What challenges does AI present to society and government? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Prof. James Hendler, Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and co-author of Social Machines: The Coming Collision of Artificial Intelligence, Social Networking, and Humanity.

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How is the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) getting back to basics? What are the EPA’s strategic priorities? How is the EPA changing the way it does business? Join us as we explore these questions and more.

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