On September 15, 2009 The Public Sector Technology Exchange hosted a Legacy Modernization seminar that was sponsored by information technology companies Unify (unify.com) and Western Blue (westernblue.com). The event took place at the Capitol Building in Sacramento, California.
The event began with an interview between author and public sector strategist James Baker and Dale Jablonsky, the current Chief Information Officer for the Employment Development Department (EDD). The two discussed EDD’s legacy application modernization projects and how to transfer existing software and database processes over to new applications.
The interview between Baker and Jablonsky concerned the need for all legacy-based software and database systems in California to modernize. Jablonsky shared his “lessons learned” with an audience of more than 100 people representing state and county governments as well as leaders of the technology industry.
After the interview between Jablonsky and Baker, Jablonsky moderated a panel discussion that heard from the panelists and then fielded questions from the audience. The panelists were:
• Teri Bennett, AEO Information Technology, CalPERS
• Bernard Soriano, CIO DMV
• Kevin Dickey, Deputy CIO & CISO, Contra Costa County
• Terry Joslin, President - Western Blue
• Todd Wille, President and CEO - Unify
• Christine Dunham, Quantum Consulting
The Public Sector Technology Exchange was founded by public sector strategist and author, James Baker (see JamesJBaker.com> The PSTE is an independent forum created to discuss the issues and challenges of government as they relate to information technology. To see a review of the book, "How To Win Business From the Government" visit governmentbusinessbook.biz/ and click on "What People Are Saying" tab.