Public Technology Institute (PTI):

Actively supporting local government technology leaders and their teams through research & content, professional development, consulting services, learning and networking events, membership, workforce connections and recognition programs.

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New Format, New Location, New Content & Expanded Audience!

We are excited to announce a new chapter for the nation’s longest-running government technology conference. The Government IT Leadership Summit & Symposium, produced and hosted by the Public Technology Institute, combines two legacy events into one unique and not to be missed event for government technology leaders and their teams.

Join us November 19-21, 2024 at JW Marriott Mall of America, Bloomington, MN!

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Become a Member of PTI

Become a member of PTI today and join government agencies across the country for access to exclusive resources, insights, professional connections, and continuing education.

You and your team can take advantage of these and other value-driven benefits:

  • Be the first to learn about the technology trends impacting cities and counties through the weekly TechMatters newsletter and other digital publications.
  • Help drive PTI’s research agenda around cybersecurity, IT management, IT governance, and technology thought leadership.
  • Receive discounted pricing on PTI’s national credentialing & certification programs.
  • Enjoy reduced registration fees for national and regional learning/networking events including the annual AI and Cybersecurity Summit and the annual Government IT Leadership Summit & Symposium.
  • Access to members-only Tech Talks – a virtual, interactive program featuring a different topic each month.
  • Receive discounted pricing on PublicTechJobs.com, a jobs board that enables local government agencies to reach job seekers looking for technology related positions.
  • Gain national recognition through the Technology Solutions Awards Program.

Become a PTI Business Partner

Partnerships have their rewards. Fusion’s Public Technology Business Partnership offers a unique twelve-month opportunity to position your company as a thought leader and solutions partner with tangible benefits. The Public Technology Business Partnership, featuring a full suite of program offerings from Fusion’s Public Technology Institute (PTI), provides a unique annual opportunity for in-depth, yearround engagement and visibility with thousands of government technology leaders across the country.

Training & Professional Development

PTI offers programs of study for government technology leaders, emerging leaders and digital services professionals to deepen their professional knowledge and skills. All programs are designed to equip participants with the requisite tools to improve their organization’s services, teams and overall impact. The PTI designation earned through completion of these programs is used by program graduates to publically demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and a level of competency in their position.

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PTI’s Consulting Services for Local Governments

PTI’s consulting services are highly versatile. Aside from providing Technology Assessments and Audits, PTI can also help review feasibility studies, analyze services or programs, advise on alternative approaches to current problems, or help prepare a business model or strategic plan.

Depending on the level of service you require, PTI will:

  • Summarize in writing highlights of on-site observations – to include strategies and recommendations.
  • Start the process of getting buy-in from top management and possibly elected leaders.
  • Review all IT-related policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate staff competencies.
  • Review equipment roadmap and strategies.
  • Review budget-related issues.
  • Review citizen-facing applications.
  • Review all support functionality.
  • Review interfaces – human and technology.
  • Compare and contrast observed functionality of key applications and services against known best practices.
  • Survey stakeholder perception of how well IT supports their respective missions.
  • Recognize IT managerial and leadership excellence as observed.
  • Improves key relationships among all staff and public managers.
  • Leads to proven results and success stories.
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Research & Content

From survey reports and best practice briefs to commentaries and the Sharkbytes podcast and blog, we focus on bringing local government technology leaders content that speaks to current tech issues and emerging technologies. Delivering our members the latest insights and research, we’re committed to driving the discussions and conversations we all need to have every day.

Learning & Networking Events

PTI currently hosts two annual events that bring together government leaders and their teams from across the country to hear from top subject matter experts, discuss timely issues and best practices and discover new connections and opportunities. These must-attend learning and networking events are designed to help you and your teams be informed, engaged and inspired!

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Connecting Talent with Opportunity

Are you looking for a job in public tech? Need to hire someone for your position in public tech?
Our job board enables local government agencies to reach job seekers seeking technology-related positions.

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