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Introducing MaaS - Municipality as a Service

Cloud Best Practices Network

Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Introducing MaaS - Municipality as a Service

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MaaS stands for 'Municipality as a Service', referring to a new IT delivery model for how cities can buy and use IT.

Based new advances in widely available commodity IT infrastructure, CIOs can now find great deals for all kinds of outsourced applications and services.

From our extensive analysis of municipal adoption of new technologies, we'll share best practice scenarios with you that include:

  • Open Data Catalogues
  • Web 2.0 portals
  • Google Apps
  • ITaaS - IT as a Service: Desktops, backup,...

Local Innovation Clusters

A key headline focus is 'local innovation hubs', referring to the role that this technology can play as an enabler of more economic and social innovation at the local city level, and will relate these Cloud systems to key government program areas like:

  • Broadband investment programs
  • Support programs to encourage more digital entrepreneurship
  • Skills and youth training

* Note - This is an online webinar - Access details are provided shortly before the event.


Neil McEvoy - Local Innovation Clusters

Neil McEvoy is the Founder of the Cloud Best Practices Network, and will introduce this session by setting the overall context of Local Innovation Clusters. His focus will be on the opportuniy for towns and cities to boost economic success through these new technologies and associated entrepreneurial programs.


John Spencer - Performance-Driven Government

John Spencer is CEO of VPapps Inc. and will provide insights into how municipalities can leverage the emerging cloud model to respond positively to the growing demand for continuous service improvements by their constituents. His focus will be on how a performance management solution can address these needs.


Safouen Rabah - Open Data Catalogues

John Safouen Rabah is the VP Marketing at Socrata, the leading provider of Cloud-based Open Data Catalogues. Socrata enables cities like New York and Edmonton to create local innovation ecosystems where developers create new web applications by reusing existing government data.


Paul Bellows - OpenText in the Cloud

Paul Bellows is the Director of Yellow Pencil, a Canadian firm specializing in delivering web 2.0 portals for the public sector via a Cloud-based version of OpenText.

Paul will talk through case study examples of Canadian cities who have built social communities to enhance service delivery and better engage citizens in Government 2.0.

Mike Binko - Cloud 2.0 BPM (Business Process Management)

Mike Binko is the CEO of kloudtrack and will provide an overview of their work with Brevard County, an implementation of SaaS for automating county court records, and discussion of how this can be applied within the context of Municipality-as-a-Service.

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Alex Topitsch - IT Application Compatibility and Currency Management from the Cloud

Alex is the CEO of Futurestate IT, a Toronto-based SaaS provider of a solution for automating the assessment of your IT environments, to get and keep applications within your organization current by performing ongoing monitoring of application compatibility and compliance.

Alex will help Municipal CIOs understand how to access new service-based tools for IT "application currency management" this way.


Darshan Arya - Workplace as a Service

Darshan Arya is the President & CEO of MaximumBit, Inc. Darshan has been spearheading a major industry launch of a product called Desktop 365, which is enabling “Workplace-as-a-Service”.  

Desktop 365 represents the industry first hybrid cloud-in-a-box solution on which to build Municipality-as-a-Service. This solution is truly setting the bar for Cloud 2.0, by enabling the ability to bring cloud to the customer, instead of customer always going to the cloud.

Mayukh Goh - Single sign-on through Cloud Identity best practices

Mayukh is the CEO of Toronto identity firm SmartSignin. With unique technology invented at the University of Toronto, Smartsignin provides a quick and simple but also highly secure tool for users to better streamline their online experience through one-click access to online services.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)

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