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March 2021

Vote for the StateScoop Awards

Voting is now open for the 2021 StateScoop 50 Awards! A couple of our own DTS employees have been nominated for awards: Bill Boudreau and Matt Peters. Go here to vote. 

According to the StateScoop site, “The annual StateScoop 50 Awards honor the best and the brightest who make state government more efficient and effective. These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of our peers and acknowledge their tireless efforts to make a positive impact in the government IT community and in public service.”

 

Post Updated: March 30, 2021
Posted On: March 30, 2021

Utah Digital Government Summit is May 20

Utah Virtual Digital Government Summit
May 20, 2021 | Registration Now Open

“We all need some innovative ideas to solve the challenges we have faced over the past year. At our virtual event you’ll be able to connect with your peers, all while participating in enlightening discussions and hearing from industry experts and insiders. The Utah Digital Government Summit is a wonderful chance to speak with others who share the same interests and challenges as you. I’m looking forward to it, and I hope we’ll see you there!” – Alan Fuller, CIO, State of Utah

We invite you and your team to join us for a complimentary day of professional development and networking that will provide an exclusive opportunity to learn and share best practices, spur innovation, and hear current trends that are shaping state and local government today and in the months and years ahead.

Submit your nominations for the 2021 Best of Utah Awards here

The Best of Utah awards honor emerging leaders and innovative projects in government IT that enable Utah to better meet constituent expectations for services and information, improve operating efficiency, and conserve tax dollars. The deadline for Best of Utah Awards submissions is April 20. 

Post Updated: March 24, 2021
Posted On: March 24, 2021

Enterprise Teleworking Tools

You asked, we listened. We have updated our Enterprise Teleworking Tools page for the next round of training opportunities you wanted to learn more about! The webinars will go over how to use the Send for Signature tool within Acrobat and using eSign Web Forms to offer electronic signing to our citizens. 
 
While you’re there, be sure to check out some of the other sessions for our catalog being offered such as: 
  • Enhancing your usage of Lucidchart by incorporating Lucidspark, truly taking your digital whiteboarding experience to the next level. 
  • Using Zoom Webinars and giving you more control, avoiding “cat filters” being mistakenly used by your audience. (Just in case you want to avoid being an internet sensation, check Zoom’s suggestion to remove that filter)
Post Updated: March 23, 2021
Posted On: March 23, 2021

New CIO Alan Fuller

Gov. Spencer Cox named Alan Fuller as the new chief information officer for the Utah Department of Technology Services. This position requires confirmation by the Utah State Senate.

“Alan will bring a spirit of innovation and superior management skills to the state’s technology team,” Gov. Cox said. “His knowledge and experience as a tech executive will lead DTS into a new era of user-focused platforms for the public and high-level technology services for our valued state employees. I’m thrilled to have him join the team.”

Since 2014, Fuller has been senior director of business intelligence for Oracle Application Labs, where he led in the design and development of Oracle’s global corporate data warehouse. He manages a multi-national development team with employees in five countries and has coordinated a large portfolio of projects using agile development methodologies. In addition to working for Oracle Corporation and Siebel Systems, Fuller has worked at the National Association of Securities Dealers, Evergreen International Airlines and IBM.

A resident of Lehi, Fuller has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Post Updated: March 4, 2021
Posted On: March 3, 2021