Leveraging Text Messaging for Government Business
Text messages are involved in driving your organization’s mission forward. Even if your organization prohibits texting for business, your employees are finding ways around it.
But no matter whether texts are allowed, encouraged, discouraged or prohibited, any business-related text message is subject to open records requests. This includes text messages on agency-issued devices and text messages on personal devices.
Learn how your organization can empower employee collaboration while positioning itself to meet open records and e-discovery requests.
VP, Product Management,
Blane Warrene serves as Vice President of Product Management at Smarsh, responsible for the delivery of the Capture portfolio of products. He has spent his career in financial services at the intersection of compliance and technology, working in progressive technical and management roles for CBIZ, ING, Pacific Life and others. He also founded and sold a social media archiving solution built for financial services. Blane lives and works in the Research Triangle in North Carolina as well as serving as a Board Member for the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum.
City of Port Orchard, WA
Brandy Wallace has been the City Clerk for the City of Port Orchard since 2012, and was the Deputy City Clerk for four years prior. Some of her responsibilities include being the City’s Public Records Officer, Records Manager, and Risk Manager. Brandy’s professional ties include membership in the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC); the Washington Municipal Clerks Association (WMCA); Washington Association of Public Records Officers (WAPRO); and the Washington Public Risk Management Association (WA-PRIMA).
David M. Bezzant
New T-Mobile for Government
David M. Bezzant is the Vice President of the New T-Mobile USA for Government team, comprised of legacy Sprint and T-Mobile combined public sector divisions into one wireless supercharged 5G organization to serve the greater good. David heads T-Mobile's Federal, State, Local, County, and Education government team efforts. David is a fierce advocate for equality and a key to architecting EmpowerED, and Project 10M, connecting nearly three million students to high-speed mobile internet. Additionally, T-Mobile’s newly formed Heroes and Project 10M are valued at $18.5 billion in combined value to police, fire, emergency responders and students over the next decade. David’s passion has always been people. David is proud to serve on the City University of New York's John Jay Veterans Roundtable, which has provided over 20 full-time scholarships to veterans achieving their bachelor’s or master's degree. David’s passion for serving the veteran community extended to a partnership with the United States Veterans Association, where T-Mobile was the first to enable free internet connections on any T-Mobile or Metro PCS connection for unlimited access to VA telehealth. Improving the lives of individuals under the poverty line is a passion for David. David has partnered with ConnectHome USA and engaged in several leading projects to bring over 30,000 new tablets and internet connectivity to residents in underserved communities focusing on education and digital literacy. Projects include Philadelphia, New York, Miami, and Las Vegas, in alignment with the incredible civic leaders in these communities who are the vanguard of the effort. Recently, David and his team partnered with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and California Governor Gavin Newsom to connect 120,000 California students and families with a new Chromebook and unlimited connectivity from T-Mobile.