Municipal leaders interested in exploring the use of technology in government can participate in a free Virtual Digital Government Summit on Nov. 17 hosted by Government Technology as part of its effort to promote best practices and spur innovation in the public sector.

Gov. Charlie Baker will give opening remarks at the summit, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will deliver remarks in the afternoon.

Featured speakers are James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits,” and Heather McGowan, a future of work strategist and co-author of “The Adaptation Advantage.”

There will be a discussion about changes in information technology, networking opportunities at the beginning and end of the conference, and the following concurrent sessions:
First session
• Transforming the government experience
• Cloud trends and strategies
• The post-pandemic workplace
Second session
• Navigating the cyber threat landscape
• Automation in action
• Mobility, connectivity and digital equity

In addition to Baker and Polito, the summit will also feature several state and local officials as speakers, including Curtis Wood, secretary of the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security; Dave Bedard, chief information officer for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation; Don Chamberlain, chief service officer, and Bill Cole, chief technology officer, for the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security; Jason Olsen, director of enterprise mobility for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services; and Feng Yang, chief information officer in Brookline.

Other speakers include more than a dozen technology experts and corporate leaders.

Click here for more information or to register.