CSG Innovation Classrooms

 
Innovation Classroom sessions provide CSG Associate members the opportunity to demonstrate new and cutting edge technologies impacting public policy in the states. CSG does not endorse the technologies or innovations shared as part of this experience.

 

 

 Friday, Dec. 9

 

10-11 a.m.
 
Development, Anatomy & Market Implications of e-Cigarettes
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by RAI Services Company
Scientists and industry experts knowledgeable in the developing field of vapor, or e-cigarettes, will discuss the history and recent development of these products. Participants will explore the function, design and manufacturing of various products in this category in a highly interactive session. The impact of FDA deeming regulations, which extend federal regulatory authority to all electronic nicotine delivery devices and associated products, will be discussed.  

 

Joseph Dominique,
Senior manager for product marketing, RAI Services Company
 
Dominique manages development of e-liquids, devices and packaging for VUSE vapor products. He joined RAI Services Company in 2014 to manage the Camel brand’s go-to-market strategies and marketing communication execution.Dominique’s previous roles include sales manager for Altria and consumer marketing with Hanesbrands, where he was recognized for his acumen for launching products that keyed in on consumer trends.
 
Saul Shiffman, Ph.D.,
Senior scientific advisor, PinneyAssociates
Professor, Department of Psychology and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Pittsburgh
 
Shiffman is a world-renowned researcher in behavior change and relapse, self-management and self-control, field research methodology, statistical analysis, and addiction and dependence. At PinneyAssociates, he leads efforts on over-the-counter switch strategy, development and testing of consumer communication, design and analysis of clinical and consumer research, behavioral surveillance and risk management, and behavior-change program development and evaluation. Shiffman has authored or co-authored more than 300 published papers on a variety of topics related to psychopharmacology, substance abuse, dependence, relapse, coping and computerized assessments of behavior, and has presented widely in medical and scientific forums.

 

 
 
11 a.m. - Noon
 
 
Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: What’s Next for Industry
& the States
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Audi
This session will cover one of the hottest topics in the tech and consumer worlds: autonomous and connected vehicles. Participants will have the chance to view one of these vehicles up close while learning about its special features. Future innovations and the legislative landscape will be discussed, and participants will have a chance to review potential policy challenges with an expert.
 
Brad Stertz
Director of government affairs, Audi

 

Stertz represents Audi interests on a range of rapidly evolving topics, including automated vehicle deployment, electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, connected vehicle technologies, safety, cybersecurity, emissions regulations, and trade. He is closely aligned with the AUDI AG global government affairs headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany; with the Audi global government affairs network; and with the Volkswagen Group of America government relations team. Stertz is the co-author of the best-selling book Taken for a Ride: How Daimler-Benz Drove Off With Chrysler.

 

 

 
2-3 p.m.
 

 

Mapping For Legislative Offices
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Esri Inc.

 

Esri’s GIS platform—ArcGIS—allows users to discover, use, make and share data through maps from any device, anywhere, anytime. Learn about how the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are improving their workflows by using ArcGIS to create and share maps in the cloud. Also discover how state legislators can use GIS tools to easily visualize trends among their constituents, communicate with the public, and better prepare, understand and defend the impact of policy.

 

 

 

 

 
3-4 p.m.
 
 
The Knowledge Economy: America's Economic
Development Engine
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Elsevier

 

The role of state governments in fostering a resilient and growing economy has never been more important. Evidence indicates that states emphasizing the growth of their knowledge and innovation economies do better, regardless of their taxation rates or strategies. Elsevier, in cooperation with CSG, has analyzed the unique strengths and competitive advantages each state holds with respect to knowledge creation and innovation. This analysis provides the foundation for the evidence-based strategic deployment of limited resources to grow, attract and retain technology companies that are the foundation of robust and prospering economies in the states.

 

Brad Fenwick
Senior vice president of global academic & research relations, Elsevier

 

Fenwick formerly held research executive roles as vice chancellor for research and engagement at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and as vice president for research at Virginia Tech. He earned a Bachelor of Science in biology, a D.V.M and M.S. at Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in comparative pathology and residency in diagnostic pathology at the University of California, Davis. He also was a professor of pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine and adjunct professor in the Department of Microbiology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 

 

 

 Saturday, Dec. 10

 

8-9 a.m.
 
Building a Smart Community
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Esri Inc.
Smart Communities employ technology to improve government operations. This “smart” trend is worldwide and driven by top-down initiatives, affects all governments from municipalities to counties and states, and has become a standard expectation of citizens. Esri’s GIS platform—ArcGIS—allows users to discover, use, make and share data through maps from any device, anywhere, anytime. This session will focus on how states use GIS tools to improve productivity, efficiency, transparency, collaboration and citizen engagement.

 

9-10 a.m.

 

The Knowledge Economy: America's Economic
Development Engine
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Elsevier

 

The role of state governments in fostering a resilient and growing economy has never been more important. Evidence indicates that states emphasizing the growth of their knowledge and innovation economies do better, regardless of their taxation rates or strategies. Elsevier, in cooperation with CSG, has analyzed the unique strengths and competitive advantages each state holds with respect to knowledge creation and innovation. This analysis provides the foundation for the evidence-based strategic deployment of limited resources to grow, attract and retain technology companies that are the foundation of robust and prospering economies in the states.

 

10-11 a.m.
 
Development, Anatomy & Market Implications of e-Cigarettes
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by RAI Services Company
Scientists and industry experts knowledgeable in the developing field of vapor, or e-cigarettes, will discuss the history and recent development of these products. Participants will explore the function, design and manufacturing of various products in this category in a highly interactive session. The impact of FDA deeming regulations, which extend federal regulatory authority to all electronic nicotine delivery devices and associated products, will be discussed.  
 
2-3 p.m.
 
Using Data & Technology to Enhance Government Operations
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Esri Inc.
Every day, legislators make important decisions about where to spend taxpayers’ money, relying heavily on data. We ask a lot of questions about how the programs we fund will benefit our constituents and what those funds will be used for. Led by Esri, a GIS software company based in Redlands, California, this session will focus on using data and apps to make better policy decisions and the importance of formal data management practices.

 

Richard Leadbeater
Global solutions manager, Esri

 

In his role at Esri, Leadbeater focuses on state and provincial governments, national statistical organizations and government trade associations. He is responsible for coordinating outreach, marketing and business development; identification of solution needs; and serving as liaison to Esri’s clients in these sectors. Leadbeater’s focus is on the development of tools and solutions addressing government administrative and legislative functions with attention toward the use of GIS in the support of elections, policy development and government business processes.

 

 
3-4 p.m.
 
Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: What’s Next for Industry & the States
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Audi
This session will cover one of the hottest topics in the tech and consumer worlds: autonomous and connected vehicles. Participants will have the chance to view one of these vehicles up close while learning about its special features. Future innovations and the legislative landscape will be discussed, and participants will have a chance to review potential policy challenges with an expert.