Explore Cybersecurity, Solar, Electric Vehicles, Telehealth, First-Responder Comms, and MORE in the Winter #MACoCon Solutions Showcase

MACo’s Winter Conference Solutions Showcase will feature innovative and effective ways to address county governance challenges. Join us to hear from industry experts and thought leaders on how your county and organization might be able to streamline, save money, and achieve your goals!


MACo Winter Conference Solutions Showcase Schedule


State Leaders and Industry Experts Discuss Maryland’s Cybersecurity Landscape

Hosted by Motorola Solutions

With the continued cyber attacks on State and Local Government, the need to develop a strategy that is more data-centric when it comes to cyber and privacy has never been more paramount. Through the ingestion of Cyber Threats to Public Safety and Government into Motorola Solutions Information Sharing & Analysis Center; organizations are better equipped to combat potential threats. Learn from State Leaders how your organization can build a successful Cyber Program and combat the potential risk along the cyber landscape.

Date/Time: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 | 10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Maryland Schools: The Switch to Solar Energy is ON

Hosted by Standard Solar

Standard Solar is proud to help schools make the transition to clean energy. Working with developers and school administrators, Standard Solar funds, owns and operates 15MW at K-12 schools and colleges across Maryland and hundreds at school systems and universities nationally. Students and teachers love the hands-on learning opportunity solar provides, and districts love the savings on their electricity bills. Discover all the benefits of going solar.

Date/Time: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 | 11:15 AM-11:45 AM

Transforming Your Budget Process

Hosted by OpenGov

The COVID-19 pandemic shone a bright light on the value of and need for high-quality government services and the ability to easily and accurately plan and re-plan budgets. Top governments nationwide were able to quickly pivot and adapt to meeting the public health emergency and the financial fallout by having highly efficient processes and nimble and powerful technology to help anticipate, plan for, and communicate changes to available resources and impacts to services. In this session, Scott Coble, former Budget Manager for Montgomery County MD, will describe how process improvements, organizational change and modern technology can help facilitate agile public administration and foster informed engagement among the residents and businesses our governments serve.

Date/Time: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Nationwide and the National Council on Aging: Everyone Deserves to Age Well

Hosted by Nationwide Retirement Solutions

Nationwide® knows that Medicare is an important component of your clients’ retirement income plans. Because Nationwide is not a provider of Medicare plans, they’ve teamed up with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to bring you access to an unbiased tool to help clients sort through their Medicare options — without requiring you to become a Medicare expert. NCOA, the country’s longest-serving national organization focused on aging, believes every person deserves to age well. Its mission is to increase the financial well-being of millions of older adults. By offering online tools and collaborating with a network of partners, NCOA is working to improve the lives of 40 million older adults by 2030. Join this session to learn what that means for you and your employees. Nationwide is proud to be more than a business and views this partnership with NCOA as a natural extension of corporate citizenship.

Date/Time: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Solutions for a Greener Future – Emerging Options for Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Lowering Your Carbon Footprint

Hosted by WGL Energy

Today companies, agencies, and individuals are focused on reducing their impact on the climate and are searching for short and long-term options to help them do just that. WGL will discuss traditional green options including wind power and solar, however these are long term solutions and can require large capital investments. Carbon offsets and certified natural gas are also a great way to achieve your environmental goals at lower capital investments and can virtually be put in place quickly to assist in your short term goals. Learn how you can customize a path towards meeting your sustainability goals now and in the future.

Date/Time: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 | 12:45 PM-1:15 PM

The Advent of Virtual Care – Meeting Patients Where They Are

Hosted by CloseKnit

Unfortunately, in every county and community across the nation, the healthcare system doesn’t work as it should work for every patient. Longstanding barriers block convenient access to both preventive and urgent care and more and more patients are putting off building a relationship with a primary care provider. There is something providers can do to meet patients where they are. Join this session to hear how virtual solutions are transforming patients’ access to care and learn how innovative delivery models can help residents across Maryland connect to convenient, high-quality care.

Date/Time: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 | 12:45 PM-1:15 PM

The Cyber Market, Ransomware & Insurance

Hosted by LGIT

LGIT – the Local Government Insurance Trust – will give the latest update of the cyber insurance market, ransomware, and the basics of cyber insurance for those who are not tech-savvy.

Date/Time: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 | 1:30 PM-2:00 PM

GCOM FIRE SIDE CHAT – What Maryland Can Learn from Virginia’s Data-Driven Approach to Combating Substance Use Disorder

Hosted by GCOM

The GCOM team will interview Carlos Rivera, Chief Data Officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia to explore insights and lessons learned in using data to fuel prevention and treatment efforts for Substance Use Disorder. regarding Virginia’s Data-Driven Approach to Combat Substance Use Disorder. Virginia’s Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation (FAACT) is a secure data-sharing platform led by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in collaboration with Virginia’s chief data officer (CDO). It combines previously siloed data from different agencies, secretariats, and private healthcare systems and delivers actionable intelligence to community leaders, supporting their timely and effective response. Attend this case-study interview to hear more about the benefits of this approach and the good it can do in Maryland.

Date/Time: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 | 2:30 PM-3:00 PM

Connecting the Dots – How FirstNet is Protecting Communities and Improving Public Safety Communications”

Hosted by AT&T and FirstNet

FirstNet, Built by AT&T, is the only communications platform dedicated to and built for public safety. Built in partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, an independent agency within the US Dept. of Commerce, FirstNet’s mission is to provide critical connectivity when and where public safety needs it. Attend this session to learn how FirstNet can work for you and the people you serve.

Date/Time: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 | 3:00 PM-3:30 PM

Verizon Frontline – The Network and Technology Built for America’s First-Responders

Hosted by Verizon

When first-responders are on the front lines and lives are at stake, they need technology they can rely on. That’s why Verizon created Verizon Frontline, the advanced network and technology for first-responders. Using an all Hazards Approach during a crisis, Verizon deploys devices and network assets to first-responders to keep Maryland’s communities connected. Whether it’s hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, derechos, pandemics, or large planned events, the Verizon Response Team is always on, and always ready 24/7 to support public sector agencies. Attend this session to learn more about how Verizon Frontline can support your first-responder community.

Date/Time: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 | 4:15 PM-4:45 PM


Building Healthy Infrastructure

Hosted by NORESCO

With so much talk about infrastructure these days, what’s the best approach to maintaining the infrastructure you have, while making sure that it’s safe for all? Join this discussion for a few pointers on Healthy Buildings and improving Infrastructure.

Date/Time: Thu, Dec 9, 2021 | 11:45 AM-12:15 PM

True End-to-End Solutions for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Hosted by Schneider Electric

Join this insightful session to hear about solutions to county government needs from the charging station to the grid. Presenters will cover utility, power distribution, Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers, and integrated software options, including the often-overlooked cybersecurity solutions needed to protect your edge-connected environment. Leverage the experience of the experts from Schneider Electric (who work with county government agencies across the US) to learn best practices in successfully adopting EV infrastructure to keep your community moving. Attend this session to learn more about all aspects of EV development, what it means for your county, and how Schneider Electric has helped counties just like yours.

Date/Time: Thu, Dec 9, 2021 | 12:45 PM-1:15 PM

Pandemic Momentum: Use (Case) It or Lose It

Hosted by Accenture

Government leaders face a series of complex challenges in setting their course for a post-COVID world. Our public agencies must deliver profoundly diverse services to an enormous range of constituents. Though it won’t be easy, it’s time to do the hard work of assessing which changes should become permanent and where we may need to restore more checks and balances. During this session, participants will discuss how government leaders can harness the lessons learned during COVID to reinvent the next generation of government service delivery and operations.

Date/Time: Thu, Dec 9, 2021 | 12:45 PM-1:15 PM

The Heart of a Healthy Workforce

Hosted by Cigna

Maryland Counties continue to face significant challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic including being able to deliver constituent services as well as supporting employees during this difficult time. Join Cigna to hear key insights from a new study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by Cigna, on the unique role government leaders play in driving a healthy work-force and business growth.

Date/Time: Thu, Dec 9, 2021 | 1:30 PM-2:00 PM

Bind Benefits – Health Is Personal. Now Health Insurance Is, Too.

Hosted by UnitedHealthcare

The Bind Benefits team invites you to attend an informative session about the health plan that is revolutionizing the health insurance market. They took health insurance apart. Now it works. Bind is a personalized health plan that offers choice, flexibility, and cost transparency. Bind believes when you give people the tools they need to make informed decisions, they do. After rebuilding health insurance on a completely new chassis, Bind realigned solution and need, starting with what consumers said they wanted and were missing, and ending with the savings and engagement results employers always hoped for.

Date/Time: Thu, Dec 9, 2021 | 2:30 PM-3:00 PM

**CANCELLED** – A Q&A on the Largest IT Service Delivery Issues Facing Counties Today

Hosted by IPDS

As society continues to climb back from the largest pandemic in modern history, the experts at IPDS understand the obvious IT challenges counties faced in a quick shift to remote work and online constituent services. But what less obvious challenges did you face in delivering IT services? What are some of the biggest hurdles you face now in delivering IT services in a safe and effective way? This Q&A session is your chance to share your insight and benefit from theirs as you continue to deal with these incredible IT challenges and more. Bring your own questions and hear the IPDS team respond and discuss scenarios that their engineers faced in the last 18+ months.

Date/Time: Thu, Dec 9, 2021 | 3:00 PM-3:30 PM

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