Modernizing State & Local Governments for the “New Normal” … and Beyond

As if state and local governments need more reminders that things have changed … the first-ever GFOA Virtual Conference is in full swing. A conference that has run for over 100 years is, for the first time, completely virtual–and it has been going very well so far. Session topics in many ways are familiar, but in many ways quite different. For example, the keynote session was dedicated entirely to a panel discussion (including Senators Bob Menendez and Bill Cassidy) on issues in the evolving environment of COVID-19, ranging from stimulus packages to the role state and local governments play during times of crisis. If you have not been attending, the conference runs through June 26th, so there are still plenty of sessions, as well as opportunities to engage with AKA and other exhibitors and sponsors. Register for the virtual conference now.

Learn how to take state and local governments into the future

And there are more opportunities to learn during this critical time in history. Yes, 2020 has been extremely difficult, but we are determined to keep moving and hope you feel the same. Now, more than ever, we need to take steps to innovate and modernize–not stop our efforts. Along with attending the GFOA Conference, we invite you to gain even more valuable education so you can be armed with the tools you need to come out of the pandemic stronger than before.

Join us for a live webcast where Microsoft and AKA’s experts on state and local governments and their technology challenges will discuss trends, information, and technology advances that will support you in your efforts to modernize your government, including:

  • SLG insights – How to enable transformation–especially during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Microsoft’s technology roadmap – How it can support your government’s modernization initiatives
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance for SLG – How it can empower your government to optimize and streamline processes and improve reporting and analysis
  • Microsoft Power Platform – How it can help you quickly and cost-effectively address your challenges without uprooting key technologies or disrupting operations

Shaping a Modern Government:
Current Trends & Digital Transformation with Microsoft D365 for Finance & the Power Platform

Thursday, June 18th – 11 AM PDT/2 PM EDT


Our Presenters:


Shirley Adams | Senior Functional Solution Architect | AKA Enterprise Solutions

With more than 15 years of ERP experience, Shirley is a Certified Professional in Dynamics GP and AX, an expert in Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations, and has successfully implemented Finance, Budget, Procurement, Project, and Grant Management programs for governments and non-profits.


Mike Hammons | Director of Business Intelligence | AKA Enterprise Solutions

Mike has more than 20 years of consulting experience, specializing in business intelligence, CRM, social media, and mobile strategy. He is a keen advocate of customer focused technologies and processes for improving organizational and people performance and has unique insights on using technology to help transform organizations in the digital age.


Alejandro Ocasio | Functional Solution Architect | AKA Enterprise Solutions

Alejandro has more than 12 years of experience managing teams and projects through the complete software development life cycle. He focuses on providing strategic guidance, solution design recommendations, and mapping innovative software solutions to client business goals and objectives. 


Nick Gulmon | Dynamics Solution Specialist | Microsoft

Nick has spent 8 years working with Dynamics 365 at Microsoft and with Microsoft partners in both sales and services.

AKA’s solutions for state and local governments, built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform, address all aspects of your government and those you work with. An integrated relationship management (CRM), financial, and operations (ERP) system gives you access to real-time financial data, solutions for improving productivity and efficiencies that save money and resources, and the agility to adapt to changing legislative and administrative requirements. The result: a modern government that can accelerate delivery of services to constituents while ensuring  accountability and transparency.

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Contributor: Bryn Forrest

As Director, Government, Not for Profit, Media Industries, and Existing Customer Marketing for AKA, Bryn has more than 26 years of experience in marketing management, 17 of those with AKA. Under her leadership, AKA has been recognized by Microsoft for excellence in marketing.

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