This past weekend, the Information Services Agency won the Corporate Innovator of the Year award during TechPoint’s 19th annual Mira Awards gala honoring the best of tech in Indiana. The agency received the award for Shift Indy; an initiative that is making government services easy to find, simple to use, and available 24/7.
According to a release from TechPoint, The Mira Awards judges were not only impressed by the grand scope of the Shift Indy Initiative, but felt a sense of pride that they live and work in a city and county with dedicated public servants who take their role as good stewards of taxpayer dollars seriously. The judges also believe that Shift Indy has had a dramatic impact by shifting the mindset of City-County leadership and their employees, creating excitement around the idea of a new model of service and a new way to engage.
“Our number one goal within this initiative, every day, is to improve our citizen experience,” said Ken Clark, Chief Information Officer of the City of Indianapolis & Marion County. “Shift Indy isn’t about looking to the future. It’s leveraging the great tech we have right in front of us, right now. We are working to dismantle old, manual processes and build a new government that improves engagement for citizens, businesses, and even our employees. For a local government entity to be nominated in this category was outstanding – we were in the company of some phenomenal public- and private- sector organizations. To win this award is a truly humbling experience. We couldn’t have accomplished this without the support of our Information Technology Board, Mayor Joe Hogsett, and the city and county employees we work with every day.” Other nominees in the category included Genesys, NCAA, MOBI, OurHealth and the Indiana Management Performance Hub.
The Shift Indy initiative – officially launched in April 2017 – is a two-year project to make City and County government services more accessible and efficient for all constituents. One product of this initiative is the new my.indy.gov website. Launched in May 2017, this website aims to break down the silos of city, county, agency and department; providing a consistent experience for users that is mobile-friendly, easy to navigate, and available whenever and wherever they need local government services.
TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, honored the successes and innovation of Indiana companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and other leaders at The JW Marriott Indianapolis during the 19th annual Mira Awards gala presented by Angie’s List, Infosys, and Salesforce.
A total of 15 award winners and two honorable mentions were chosen from the 100+ outstanding companies, organizations, and individuals who were selected as nominees this year out of the 205 applications received highlighting achievements during the 2017 calendar year.
Click here to read the full Techpoint release.
Watch Ken Clark, Chief Information Officer, accept the award below: