NASCIO Conference to address SLED technology and spending, and honors immixGroup with Longevity Award

By Chauncey Kehoe, SLED Contracts Manager

Each year, The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) selects a recipient of its five-year Corporate Membership Longevity Award. At this year’s meeting, which will be held in Seattle, Wash. from October 10-13, that award will be proudly accepted by immixGroup, Inc.

The Corporate Membership Longevity Award is a significant accomplishment for companies in the state, local and education (SLED) market, because of NASCIO’s respected standing in the industry.

NASCIO’s mission is to foster government excellence through leadership of quality business practices, information management and technology. Through NASCIO’s members-only community, immixGroup has had the opportunity to participate in discussion forums, collaborate with government and industry leaders and take away lessons learned from NASCIO events.

The most valuable benefit we have gained through our NASCIO membership is the ability to understand SLED technology needs and spending trends through committees and working groups. These groups usually consist of SLED chief information officers and industry leaders. The topics range from IT trends to post pandemic life. As participants, we are able to relay this information back to our suppliers and resellers to better prepare them for selling into the SLED space.

Last October, immixGroup’s team of market analysts brought you insights gathered by NASCIO on how state CIOs would manage their IT enterprise and infrastructure moving forward through the pandemic. This information has provided us with a guide to help states identify and procure the technology most important to their employees and citizens. To learn more on this topic, please see our blog, “Recent NASCIO 2020 Survey Reveals Shifting CIO Priorities.”

Earlier this year, the immixGroup team also reported on NASCIO’s December edition of the Top Ten Priorities for State CIOs in 2021. NASCIO found that state CIOs had similar priorities and that digital was at the top of their list. To learn more about the top priorities for CIOs, please see the blog, “Top Four 2021 State CIOs Priorities.”

immixGroup will accept the 5-year Corporate Membership Longevity Award in person at the NASCIO Annual 2021 Conference in Seattle. In addition to attending the Awards and Recognition Dinner, we will also be attending breakout sessions with CIOs and will continue to provide you with the latest information and lessons learned after the conference.

Last year’s NASCIO program focused on potential changes in business processes, practices and investment after COVID-19. Those areas included:

  • Expanded work from home and remote work
  • Expanded use of collaboration platforms and remote meetings
  • Increased attention on digital government services and citizen experience
  • Investments in broadband expansion and adoption
  • Increased priority and investment in legacy modernization

While the 2021 program has yet to be finalized, It will be interesting to see how the presentations this year will build on the predictions made in 2020.

Stay tuned for our post-conference blog in October!

Trying to break into the SLED marketplace? Check out our SLED 101 Market Intelligence on-demand webinar.

Looking to expand your portfolio of SLED contracts? immixGroup is here to help. Reach out to us at SLED@immixgroup.com.

About Chauncey Kehoe
Chauncey Kehoe currently manages the state, local, and education contracts at immixGroup. She joined the company in 2013 and has 10 years of government industry experience. She is responsible for the overall success including, the relationship between immixGroup and the contract offices, overseeing the development, maintenance, and overall performance of the PMO’s risk management, problem resolution, resource management, communications management, customer support, and quality assurance strategies. Chauncey holds a B.A. in political science and philosophy with a focus in legal studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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