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Carolyn Lawson

Carolyn Lawson
Director, eServices for the Office of the CIO, State of California

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Carolyn Lawson is the Director of eServices for the Office of the CIO, State of California. She previously served as the California Public Utilities Commission CIO, and has been active in the national discussion of IT issues and policies related to eService delivery in government.

Ms. Lawson is currently examining the complex issues brought on by the cultural shift from a paper-based society to an e-based society, the new expectations of the general public, the changing face of our workforce and what that means to the delivery of governmental services. Ms. Lawson speaks and teaches nationally on these and other topics.

Ms. Lawson sits on several boards including the board of directors for Project Pipeline, The Conference on California’s Future, and Editorial Advisory Board, InformationWeek.

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Carolyn Lawson (State of California)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Jurisdictions are investigating new service models, such as cloud computing and SaaS, and social networking tools like Twitter and Facebook. However, government policies are often the biggest obstacles in implementing these new models and tools. This session will be a frank discussion on how government policies need to adapt to the world we live in. Read more.
Agile Government, Cloud Computing
Location: Room 207 A
Michael Krieger (U.S. Army), Carolyn Lawson (State of California), John Foley (InformationWeek), Darrell West (Brookings Institute)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
How much could government agencies save by moving to the cloud? A recent report from the Brookings Institution suggests that federal agencies could save as much as 25% to 50% of IT costs. This panel will look at the research behind those numbers and real-world implementations within government. Read more.
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