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Use New Funding Opportunities to Launch or Boost Financial Systems Modernization

June 14, 2022 | 10:00 AM11:00 AM

As today’s finance departments are tasked with providing more effective solutions more quickly, they’re discovering modernization is a necessary and critical step to accomplishing their tasks and preparing for future demands. For too long, these departments have had to do their best with outdated and siloed technologies. But opportunities for federal funding can help boost modernization initiatives.

Modernization is central to improving digital services and capabilities, both internally and externally. New research conducted by the Center for Digital Government and SAP shows that nearly every agency is making some steps toward modernization.

We’ll continue to unpack findings from this research during a live webinar on June 14 at 1 pm EST/10 am PST. Speakers will zero in on the most interesting findings and provide insight surrounding financial modernization trends. This is a great opportunity to learn from what’s being done elsewhere to help establish internal plans for improvement. Attendees will also learn more about utilizing federal grants to help agencies realize their modernization goals




Justin Marlowe — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Justin Marlowe is a research professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. His research and teaching are focused on public finance, and he has published five books — including the first open-access textbook on public financial management — and more than 100 articles on public capital markets, infrastructure finance, financial disclosure, public financial technology, and public-private partnerships. He is an admitted expert witness in federal and state courts, and has served on technical advisory bodies for the state of Washington, the California State Auditor, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the National Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and many other public, private and nonprofit organizations. Prior to academia, he worked in local government in Michigan. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager and an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and he holds a Ph.D. in political science and public administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Bill Greeves — Speaker

Industry Advisor, SAP

Bill Greeves serves as an Industry Advisor for SAP, supporting the organization’s state, local and education customers. In his role, he brings industry experience to the conversation to help customers understand how SAP solutions fit their unique challenges and drive value for their mission. Prior to joining SAP in early 2021, Bill earned over 20 years of government technology experience as a member of the C-suite for several public sector organizations. Most recently, he served for eight years as the CIO, Innovation Officer and Deputy County Manager for Wake County, North Carolina. Government Technology magazine has included him in their list of Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers and in 2012, he was recognized by Public CIO magazine as the most social-media savvy CIO in government. Greeves is the co-author of the Social Media in the Public Sector Field Guide: Designing and Implementing Strategies and Policies from Wiley Publishing. He holds a master’s degree from Old Dominion University and is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Senior Executive Institute. In his spare time, Greeves enjoys writing fiction, DIY projects and seeking new adventures with his family.


Bill Ryan — Speaker

Former CIO, Anne Arundel County, MD

With over 40 years of a wide variety of experience in technology and management, Bill Ryan has dedicated his career to Anne Arundel County, Md. Most recently, as chief information officer, Bill was responsible for all operational and strategic information technology functions for the county, providing services to county, library, school board and community college employees at over 300 facilities. One of Bill’s primary and highly visible tasks was ensuring that all county government entities and citizens received the full benefits of a multi-year, robust fiber-optic network implementation — owned and operated by the county.

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