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Tech Talks Highlight Trends

​Annual Meeting 2018

Technology is advancing so rapidly that it can be hard to keep up. The Municipal Association with its technology partner, VC3, will offer Tech Talk sessions during the Annual Meeting. These 15-minute sessions are designed specifically for elected officials and municipal staff. During these sessions, attendees can learn about a variety of technology topics in a short amount of time.

Thursday, July 19

    Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack
    Ransomware attacks are unfortunately common. Learn what they are, how to avoid an attack and what to do if your city is targeted.

    Information is a Click Away
    Technology options can be overwhelming regardless of whether you're newly elected or a long-term official. Pick up easy tips for working with email, agendas and frequently visited websites.

    Putting New Technology to Work
    Technology is an ever-increasing, and costly, part of how municipal officials work and serve residents. Learn about trends that can help consolidate some of a city's technology costs.

    Analyze City Data and Avoid Flying Blind
    Analytics and dashboards measure everything from performance data to crime rates. Explore how analyzing your city's existing data with a business intelligence tool can drive better decisions.

Saturday, July 21

    Responding to Security Breaches
    Security threats are on the rise, and municipalities are increasingly under attack. Find out what to do if a breach occurs.

    10 Ways to Engage Residents Online
    A city's website is often a resident's first connection to city services. Learn 10 inexpensive ways to engage residents using the latest web technologies.

    Technology in Council Meetings
    With options like live video feeds, Facebook Live, web streaming and recordings, cities can bring council meetings to all residents. Learn how cities are using these tools to broadcast and manage their meetings.

    Beyond Utility Billing – Streamlining Forms and Payments
    Residents are expecting municipal services to operate faster and more efficiently. Explore how to move away from time-consuming paper forms and manual payments with easy-to-use online versions.

    Three Problems Solved with Microsoft Office 365
    Nearly all cities use Microsoft's suite of products in some capacity. Learn how the newest products included with Office 365 solve three common problems municipalities face.