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Setting the Groundwork for a Data and AI-Led Future

November 13, 2023 | 10:00 AM

Generative AI is still in its early stages, but it has the potential to revolutionize the public sector. By building a strong data and AI foundation today, governments can prepare for the efficient, effective, and equitable use of AI tomorrow.

Join Government Technology and Salesforce on November 13, 2023, at 10 AM PT/ 1 PM ET to learn what experts in the field recommend for getting ahead of the curve on generative AI.

You’ll Learn:

  • Potential generative AI use cases and how to build the best technology foundation for them
  • What public sector leaders in charge of AI projects need to know about the technology and deploying
  • Best practices for data management, building AI guardrails and ensuring your agency is prepared for a data and AI-led future


David Egts

Public Sector CTO, Mulesoft

David Egts is the first-ever Public Sector field CTO at MuleSoft by Salesforce. He is the executive-level connective tissue between MuleSoft and top public sector decision makers and influencers globally. In C-suite meetings, presentations, and his expansive thought leadership platform, he draws on decades of technical expertise to help agencies integrate, automate, accelerate, and innovate service delivery. Internally, David applies his deep industry knowledge to help ensure current and future government requirements are factored into existing products and R&D efforts.

Outside of MuleSoft, David is the founding co-chair of the WashingtonExec CTO Council and advises numerous companies on commercializing open source software and working with the public sector industry.

David received industry-wide recognition as an FCW Federal 100 winner, FedScoop 50 Industry Leadership awardee, and one of WashingtonExec’s Top Cloud Executives to Watch. He has won multiple highest employee honors from Red Hat, Silicon Graphics, and Concurrent Technologies Corporation.

David is a three-time graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BS and MS in Computer Science and an Executive MBA. When not behind a computer keyboard, he's often found on his motorcycle or behind his drum kit.

Amit Sehrawat

Lead Account SE, Public Sector, MuleSoft at Salesforce

In his role of Lead Account Solution Engineer, Amit helps public sector organizations with their Integration Strategy. Over the past 12 years, Amit has established a robust track record of collaboration with various government agencies, encompassing State and Local, Federal, and Department of Defense sectors.

Beyond Integration, Amit has 14 years of experience in all things data. He has deep expertise in data warehousing, data analytics and data science. Prior to his tenure with MuleSoft, Amit garnered a decade of valuable experience at Oracle.

Russ Nichols — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Russ Nichols’ public service spanned over 32 years and included management and executive positions with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the California State Controller’s Office, and the Employment Development Department.

In 2015, Nichols was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Chief Information Officer and Director of Enterprise Information Services. While serving at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Nichols also served as a board member for the Corrections Technology Association and served as CTA President from 2019 to 2021. In February 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Nichols Deputy State CIO and Chief Deputy Director at California Department of Technology. Prior to retirement, Nichols also served as Acting State CIO and CDT Director for several months.

During his career, Russ won numerous awards including the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s 2014 Administrator of the Year, Government Technology’s 2018 CIO of the year, and Government Technology’s 2023 California Public Sector Hall of Fame Award.

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