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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Free for NYTECH members and sponsors. $20.00 for non-members.
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Two-part series that explores the triumphs and challenges of designing government websites.

Wednesday June 25, 2014, 6:30 PM
Fee: Free for NYTECH members and sponsors. $20.00 for non-members.

In a two-part presentation, the New York Technology Council in partnership with Huge will explore the triumphs and challenges of designing public-facing government websites that impact millions of citizens. (Please note: this event takes place in Brooklyn at Huge HQ.)

Designing for the Priorities of 8 Million New Yorkers (Part 1) - June 25, 2014

In 2013, Huge successfully redesigned and launched the City of New York's website --the first redesign in a decade. Join the New York Technology Council on June 25th and gain insight into the strategic and data driven process of how Huge approached designing a scalable, service-focused site that speaks to 8 million users. (Part 2) - Date TBD

Our next session will focus on the launch of The main contributing factors to the debacle included the government's failure to pick the best vendor for the job, use the right development process, and a lack of focus on the end user. In addition, these factors were the result of a series of structural incentives that have long favored bad procurement and project management decisions in government projects. Join us on June 25th for a presentation on why these incentives need to be abolished, how to disrupt the industry, and the importance of putting the citizen first.


Adam Slagowski, Vice President - Government Solutions, Huge

Adam focuses on providing high-quality digital strategy, user experience and design that empower people to interact with federal, state and local government agencies. Throughout his career, Adam's specialty has been building and operating systems that connect citizens to their government in a user-friendly, efficient and cost-effective manner. Prior to joining Huge, Adam was the Vice President of Commerce and Postal Accounts at General Dynamics Information Technology, where he oversaw a business sector worth $98MM/year for government agencies such as the Department of Commerce, Department of Labor, Office of Personnel Management and the United States Postal Service. Adam was previously at Vangent, which General Dynamics acquired in 2011, managing the 2010 Decennial Census telephone questionnaire assistance contact center operations program. He also served as Director of Engineering for Vangent's civilian agency engineering division. Adam lives in Washington, DC and is an avid electronic music, motorcycle and auto enthusiast. He has Bachelor's degrees in Political Science, German and Liberal Arts from Utah State University and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Jay Barbarich, Senior Interaction Designer, Huge

Jay develops information architecture and user interfaces, creates wireframes and documents functionality for some of Huge's largest clients, such as Comcast, Google, Barneys New York, MassMutual and the City of New York. As an interaction designer on the redesign, he had a hand in every part of the process from discovery through to deployment & refinement.With 6 years' industry experience, he previously held similar roles at Euro RCSG and Greater Than One; his career client list includes Johnson & Johnson, ExxonMobil, Volvo, IBM, Novartis and Dos Equis. Jay earned a BA in Information Technology & Informatics from Rutgers University.

Ana Breton, Engagement Director, Huge

Ana leads large-scale client engagements and is responsible for their strategic and tactical success. In her long tenure at Huge she has overseen digital initiatives for clients such as the City of New York, PepsiCo, MoMA, Nutrisystem, NBC and Macmillan. Now with 13 years' industry experience, Ana was previously a Project Manager at MarketSource Integrated Marketing Solutions, working within the Johnson & Johnson portfolio of brands. She holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland.
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