NACo Offers Quartet of Tech Learning Opportunities

NACo is offering several free webinars in the next couple months on the use of artificial intelligence in county government. They will also host a cyberattack simulation to help counties learn to address cybersecurity issues involving partner access to critical systems.

How to Deliver a County AI Idea Hackathon

May 31, 2024 | Noon - 1 p.m. EDT

One collaborative strategy in prioritizing and evaluating AI Use-Cases is to hold an AI Idea Hackathon. A hackathon is a day-long exercise that spends time educating employees on how AI and GenAI work, and then “brainstorming” with county employees to identify areas within their businesses where AI could improve productivity and service delivery.

 Join NACo as they unpack both the practical and magical elements of an AI idea hackathon and learn how to create a cross-collaborative experience to help build your county's AI strategy.

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Doing More with Less: Sustaining the County Government Workforce with Artificial Intelligence 

June 6, 2024 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT

Today’s county government landscape is at a pivotal juncture, with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and big data technologies spearheading a revolutionary shift. A transformation is essential in an era where service delivery, technological advancements, and evolving workforce dynamics intersect. County governments face significant challenges, including a dwindling workforce due to retirements, competition for employees with the private sector, and a new generation seeking technologically savvy work environments. Amidst these challenges lies a critical question: How can county governments efficiently serve their communities with fewer resources while meeting the increasing expectations of today’s public?

In this session, attendees will learn how AI and modern technologies are not merely tools for keeping pace with change but are strategic imperatives for sustaining and empowering the county government workforce. By highlighting adoptions of AI, from accelerating document processing to reducing field inspection times, we will show the power of these technologies to enhance productivity and service delivery.

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NACo Cyberattack Simulation: Supplier Management Access

June 17 - June 21, 2024 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT Daily

Effective partner management is integral to the operational efficiency of government business, yet it poses inherent cybersecurity risks, especially concerning partner access to sensitive systems and data. This cyber attack simulation focuses on evaluating the vulnerabilities and potential threats associated with supplier access, aiming to enhance understanding and preparedness in mitigating such risks. The simulation leverages reality-based scenarios involving partner access to critical systems, data, and networks within an organizational context. It will encompass diverse situational conditions, including third-party vendor breaches, unauthorized access via partner credentials, and partner-initiated cyber threats. The simulation aims to foster a deeper comprehension of the complexities surrounding partner access risks and to facilitate the development and testing of robust strategies for mitigating these risks effectively.

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Connecting Services for Improved Outcomes: Riverside County's Integrated Services Delivery Initiative


Riverside County has pioneered a new approach that leverages artificial intelligence to connect residents with needed resources - from medical care and housing assistance to food insecurity and job support. Join us as we explore the county's Integrated Services Delivery initiative with Chief Technology Officer, Darryl Polk.

The presentation will provide an overview of the county's current initiative to orchestrate efforts and resources around a constituent-first approach, focusing on delivering the best possible outcomes for our most vulnerable populations.

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