Registration Opens

8:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Electronic Records Management: "You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat"

9:00 a.m. -9:50 a.m. (1 CPE)

Timothy Provenzano - Records Analyst, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Ruben Vargas - Records Analyst, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

This session will focus on concerns, issues and legalities related to the creation, access, management and disposition of electronic records.

Social Media Retention

10:00 a.m. -10:50 a.m. (1 CPE)

Dan Thomas,, Enterprise BDE, Public Sector, Smarsh Comprehensive Archiving Solution
Mike Pagani, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Chief Evangelist, Smarsh Comprehensive Archiving Solution

To support records compliance, social media content must be properly archived and producible. Safe, secure, and automated capture of social media records is the goal. Archiving can make the difference between an organization that's stressed by social media, and one that supports social media use because it has an effective way to manage and supervise the content.

An intelligent archive captures information the right way, retaining proper context for each content type, making it possible to search for social media content instantly across many different social platforms.

The Legal Aspects of Digital Archiving: Document Preservation and Civil Litigation

11:00 a.m. -11:50 a.m. (1 CPE)

Jefford Englander, Founder and CEO, Peak Forensics
Nancy Mangone, Assistant City Attorney, City of Glendale
Aaron Schepler, Assistant City Attorney, City of Glendale

Maintaining your city's, town's, or county's public records is not only required by law, but it may also have significant consequences in civil litigation. In this presentation, two assistant city attorneys discuss how and why public records - particularly electronically stored information - can become the source of costly and protracted legal disputes.


12:00 p.m. -12:50 p.m.

Working Together to Compare and Improve Performance

1:00 p.m. -1:50 p.m. (1 CPE)

Brent Stockwell, Assistant City Manager, City of Scottsdale
David Swindell, Director & Associate Professor, Center for Urban Innovation, ASU

Since 2011, 11 large cities have been working together with the Alliance for Innovation, and Arizona State University's Center for Urban Innovation to improve local government performance. The Valley Benchmark Cities is a collaborative of designated representatives from the largest cities in the Phoenix metropolitan area to identify common demographic, financial and performance information, to provide and discuss that information to better understand similarities and differences between complex and diverse operations and to share information, resources and best practices with one another. This presentation will highlight results from the first two reports, as well as additional research conducted by the group. The presentation will also focus on how other jurisdictions can work together to develop similar collaborative approaches to data sharing and analysis.

What Works Cities - Helping Communities across America Focus on Data-Driven Decisions

2:00 p.m. -2:50 p.m. (1 CPE)

Rosa Inchausti, Strategic Management and Diversity Director, City of Tempe
Zachary Markovits, Director of City Programs, What Works Cities
Darcie McCracken, Deputy City Clerk, City of Glendale
Brent Stockwell, Assistant City Manager, City of Scottsdale
Janet Woolum, Performance Administrator, City of Mesa

The cities of Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Glendale have been selected to participate in the Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities (WWC) initiative. WWC has a goal of helping 100 communities around the nation to enhance their use of data and evidence to improve services, inform local decision-making, and engage residents to create better outcomes for the community. The program provides free technical assistance in the areas of Open Data, Analytics, Performance Management, Low Cost Evaluations, and Results Driven Contracting. This session will highlight the work that has been done or is underway in these Arizona communities and provide you with information and resources on how you can get involved or apply these lessons in your own community.

Training Concludes

3:00 p.m.