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Public Sector Tech Talk E01: Make a New World Happen

The Public Sector Tech Talk series provides an opportunity for industry executives and subject matter experts to discuss a thought leadership-related topic with the goal of educating the audience on a specific technology area. Join us for the launch and kick-off event of the series! WWT's Bryan Thomas - Senior Vice President and Rick Pina - Chief Technology Advisor will offer insights into how WWT’s partners, customers and employees are helping to make a new world happen in the public sector.
Recorded Jun 4 2021 27 mins
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