Recorded On: 05/29/2020
Technology infrastructure has traditionally been left to the private sector. However, as technology becomes more integrated into our lives, it has become an indispensable utility. Citizens of communities without adequate technology infrastructure could find themselves with reduced educational and economic opportunities. This session will explore the role local government has in investing in technology infrastructure, either by encouraging private investment or through public investment.
Finance Director, City of Lincoln
Brandon Kauffman serves as the Director of Finance for the City of Lincoln. Prior to coming to the City of Lincoln, Kauffman served as the Finance Director in Topeka, Kansas and Assistant County Administrator/Finance Director for Butler County, Kansas. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Wichita State University. Brandon serves on the GFOA committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning, is President-Elect of the Great Plains Government Finance Officers Association and served as President of the Kansas Government Finance Officers Association.
Vice President, Avero Infrastructure Advisors
Mike Caffrey is the Vice President & a Partner at Avèro Advisors. Avèro Advisors’ is an information technology advisory firm specializing in local government solutions. Avero's staff finds and clears organizational and procedural "roadblocks" rather than just restating requirements and objectives. With sharp focus and clear efficient processes, Avero's clients achieve more of their objectives and experience greater success.
Some of Avero's offerings include: IT Operations Management & Staff Augmentation, IT Strategy Planning, Business Process Reengineering, System Integration & Implementation, IT as a Service (ITaaS), Network & Cyber Security, Fiber Optic Network - design & maintenance. Some recent awards include: National Top 50 Tech Advisors, Small Business of the Year Blount County, Excellence and Innovation in Government Cyber Security. The session’s examples stem from Avero’s work in close partnership with IT in Blount County Government in Maryville, TN