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The past few months, we've been hard at work on the new digital platform with our design parterns at IDEO, and content and development partners at Lullabot. We're excited to share our branding and design direction now!

We are eager to present and discuss:

  • The future design direction
  • New technical features of the platform
  • Content migration details
  • A high level timeline for site migrations

Don't miss this opportunity to find out how these changes will impact your web presence.

GOVTalks Agenda

Time Details
9:00 a.m. Check-in and morning snacks
10:00 a.m.

Why Georgia needs a unified branded platform built with the people
What do state agencies have in common with companies like Apple and Amazon? We have the same customers who are also citizens who expect a similar experience from their government. Nikhil will talk about how the Digital Services team is teaming up with state agencies and Georgians to build a digital platform to move the needle on customer experience.

Nikhil Deshpande
Chief Digital Officer, State of Georgia

11:00 a.m.

Building Georgia’s Digital Platform: for the people, with the people
We’ve talked to citizens across Georgia about how they interact with the state, and we’ve talked to state employees about how they make information and services available to the people they serve. Kendra will talk about what we’ve learned, and how we’re using it to build a digital platform that can meet those needs now, and scale it into the future.

Kendra Skeene
Director of Product, Digital Services Georgia

11:45 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

Path to Drupal 8: Process, Migration, and What to Expect
Donna will walk us through the path to get to the new platform. You'll see how your input helped to drive this project from day one, and what's still ahead to get us to the finish line. Get a taste for the migration process, and what that means for you and your website.

Donna Sumner
Project Manager, Digital Services Georgia

1:30 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m.

Project Stonefruit: Designing a Human-Centered Government
After close research with state agencies, stakeholders, and Georgians across the state, IDEO is ready to share their findings. They’ll walk you through what they learned and reveal the design direction for the state brand and websites. In their talk, we’ll get a good sense of the overall look and feel of Georgia’s future digital system.

Tom Kershaw
Senior Interaction Designer, IDEO

Heather Boesch
Operations Director, IDEO

Emma Baker
Communication Designer, IDEO

2:30 p.m.

Question and Answer Panel: We Want to Hear from You!
Ask now or Tweet us your questions throughout the day, and we'll be happy to answer them!

Nikhil, Kendra, Donna

Hashtag: #GaGOVTalks
Sponsor: IDEO