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State and local governments provide vital services to their citizens and keep them safe. They are also one of the largest employers in the country. They employ about 14 million people in the US, not including public schools and hospitals. However, they’re also wrought with antiquated systems, broken processes, paperwork overwhelm, lack of transparency, and underutilization of intelligent technologies. If you are a municipal leader, everyday citizen, or work for a state or local government across the US, you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to Untangled, a podcast for municipal leaders, IT managers, CIOs, and city or county council members that focuses on trends in government IT and its current best practices and challenges. Hosted by Abhijit Verekar, the show features special guests from various municipal agencies across the US, team members at Avèro Advisors, and other experienced professionals in the field to share their insights on how to untangle problems and make the Government more innovative and more efficient.

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United States

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State and local governments provide vital services to their citizens and keep them safe. They are also one of the largest employers in the country. They employ about 14 million people in the US, not including public schools and hospitals. However, they’re also wrought with antiquated systems, broken processes, paperwork overwhelm, lack of transparency, and underutilization of intelligent technologies. If you are a municipal leader, everyday citizen, or work for a state or local government across the US, you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to Untangled, a podcast for municipal leaders, IT managers, CIOs, and city or county council members that focuses on trends in government IT and its current best practices and challenges. Hosted by Abhijit Verekar, the show features special guests from various municipal agencies across the US, team members at Avèro Advisors, and other experienced professionals in the field to share their insights on how to untangle problems and make the Government more innovative and more efficient.

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English


Episodes

Navigating the Shift: Modernizing Legacy ERP Systems in Public Transit

4/9/2024
In this episode, AV and Megan discuss the critical need for modernization in public transit, the intricacies of managing disjointed systems, and the importance of infrastructure evaluation before making upgrades. From identifying the stakeholders involved to implementing change management strategies, they provide valuable insights into navigating the shift towards a more efficient and integrated transit management system. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:39:55

Navigating the Shift: From Private Sector Efficiency to Public Sector Impact

4/3/2024
Hosted by Megan, our Business Development Manager, this episode spotlights Robert's journey from being a Private Sector CIO to making a substantial impact in the Public Sector. Megan explores the essence of Robert's transition, uncovering the motivations, obstacles, and valuable insights he's encountered. The conversation highlights how Robert leverages his private sector expertise to drive technology initiatives that benefit the public, addressing the unique challenges and opportunities within the public sector. This engaging session is perfect for professionals curious about the intersection of technology, leadership, and public service. Be sure to tune in for an inspiring story of change and impact. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:34:17

Government ERP: Mastering Total Ownership Cost Analysis

3/15/2024
Join AV, CEO and founder of Avèro Advisors, in the latest episode of Untangled as he guides us through the intricate landscape of ERP system ownership costs for large organizations and government entities. AV provides an insider's perspective on the proper investment beyond the initial purchase — including implementation, ongoing maintenance, and necessary hardware upgrades. He emphasizes the strategic importance of vendor selection, contract negotiation, and system optimization in controlling and minimizing these costs. With a focus on the long-term benefits of system updates to combat inefficiencies, this episode is a must-listen for those looking to make informed decisions about their ERP investments. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:43:14

Beyond the Call: Technology's Transformative Impact on Public Safety

3/8/2024
In a live stream hosted by Avèro Advisors, public safety experts Mike Cole, Megan, Seaton, and Robert Kornovich discussed the importance of technology in the public safety sector. They highlighted the need for strategic planning, policy development, and data management when implementing new systems like Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management System (RMS). They also emphasized the importance of being upfront with the community about the use of technology and having clear policies in place. Emerging trends in public safety technology include drones, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. The experts also stressed the importance of involving stakeholders early in the process and managing vendor relationships effectively. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:50:13

Contract Essentials Parts 1 - 4

3/1/2024
In this episode of "Untangled," featuring AV, the conversation delves into the complexities of forming professional service agreements with software vendors, focusing on Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. AV highlights the need to outline specific requirements, payment arrangements, risk mitigation strategies, and crucial contract terms like 'go live' dates. Additionally, AV advises against the full payment of contract values upfront, suggesting that payments be linked to achieving certain milestones. The discussion also touches upon warning signs in contract negotiations, including scenarios where vendors might cause confusion or engage with multiple contacts within an organization. The topic of contract termination and the possibility of litigation following the failure of a software project is also broached. AV wraps up by stressing the vital role of clear definitions and agreements in the contract's initial stages to bolster the project's likelihood of success. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:21:45

Introduction to Cross-Collaboration

2/23/2024
In this episode of Untangled, titled "Introduction to Cross-Collaboration," hosts Megan and Abhijit Verekar (AV) delve into the complexities and significance of cross-functional collaboration within local government projects. They highlight the detrimental impact of departmental silos on modernization efforts and stress the importance of breaking these barriers to enhance efficiency and decision-making. The conversation covers several key points: Throughout the conversation, Megan and AV also engage with listener questions and comments, further exploring the potential of business process mining and the impact of leadership styles on project success. The episode concludes with a call to action for organizations to proactively recognize and address inefficiencies and consider establishing a "culture club" to maintain morale and promote continuous improvement beyond specific projects. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:38:45

Phases of the ERP Implementation Process

2/16/2024
Join us on a riveting journey as AV from Avèro Advisors takes us behind the scenes of implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. This enlightening episode delves into the meticulous process from the moment of vendor selection to the exhilarating phase of going live. AV outlines the critical steps of forming an adept internal team, spearheaded by a project manager and key stakeholders, to steer this ambitious project. The conversation unfolds with the vendor's initial engagement through a kickoff meeting, setting the stage for a collaborative effort ahead. Listeners will gain insights into the multi-stage implementation process, which includes configuration sessions where the vendor and organization's subject matter experts tailor the system to fit unique needs. AV breaks down the nuances of functional and user acceptance testing, ensuring the system works flawlessly and aligns with end-user expectations. The climax of this journey is the system going live, a moment of transformation that promises enhanced operational efficiency. But the story doesn't end there. AV emphasizes the critical post-implementation phase, highlighting ongoing monitoring, adjustments, and the essential training of end users to navigate the new system effectively. The importance of clear communication, meticulous documentation, and a dedicated project management team is underscored throughout the episode. Moreover, the role of vendors in coming well-prepared for configuration sessions is spotlighted, ensuring a smooth and successful implementation. This episode is a must-listen for anyone intrigued by the transformative power of technology in business operations. Whether you're a seasoned IT professional, a business leader contemplating an ERP system, or simply fascinated by the intersection of technology and business, this discussion offers valuable insights and practical advice to navigate the complex landscape of ERP system implementation. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:33:37

RFP Design: What Government Consultants Wish You Knew

2/9/2024
Join Megan Seaton and Lexi Webster from Avèro Advisors in a candid discussion that sheds light on vendors' complexities and frustrations when responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs). In this enlightening podcast, our Business Development Manager and Proposal Coordinator unveil their top five pet peeves, ranging from vague project scopes to the hurdles of physical submission requirements. Delving into the critical need for clear communication and realistic timelines, they advocate for a more transparent and vendor-friendly RFP process. With a focus on the importance of well-defined objectives and the value of feedback for unsuccessful submissions, Megan and Lexi offer invaluable advice on navigating the RFP landscape. Tune in to understand how better practices can lead to more effective proposals and, ultimately, stronger vendor-client relationships in the government technology sector. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:56:32

Visionary Ventures Entrepreneurial Strategies for PHA Leaders

2/2/2024
In this insightful episode, AV and Robert delve into the evolving dynamics of public housing agencies (PHAs). They emphasize PHA executives' need to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to navigate the sector's changing landscape adeptly. Key discussion points include: Branding and Marketing:Strategic Planning:Embracing Technology and Innovation:Vision and Growth vs. Compliance and Risk Mitigation:Data-Driven Decision-Making:Role of Management IT Consultants:This episode is a must-listen for PHA executives and professionals in the public sector, offering valuable insights into embracing change and innovation for organizational advancement. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:34:27

Navigating Digital Transformation in K-12 Education: Challenges and Opportunities

1/26/2024
In this insightful episode of "Untangled," AV explores the crucial role of digital transformation within the K through 12 educational landscape. He delves into the necessity of strategic planning and seamless technology integration into the educational framework. The discussion revolves around the involvement of all stakeholders in this transformative journey. A key focus of the episode is the impactful role of AI and machine learning in revolutionizing K through 12 curricula. AV sheds light on how these advanced technologies can support self-paced and personalized learning experiences, complementing traditional teaching methods. Furthermore, the crucial topic of cybersecurity is addressed, highlighting the growing need for robust security measures as technology becomes more ingrained in students' daily learning. AV offers valuable advice for educators and administrators embarking on this path: think expansively and deeply understand the educational sector. Additionally, the episode underscores the importance of executive alignment, ensuring that leadership teams are fully committed to and aligned with digital transformation initiatives in education. Join us in this episode of "Untangled" as we unravel the complexities and opportunities of digital transformation in K through 12 education, preparing for a future where technology and learning go hand in hand. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:27:22

Public Safety Technology Strategy

1/19/2024
Join us in this insightful episode as we sit down with Robert, Director of Advisory Services at Avèro Advisors, and AV, CEO of Avèro Advisors. They delve into the critical topic of IT modernization within public safety. This conversation is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of technology and first responder operations. Essential points covered include the vital need for reliable and effective technology for first responders, whose reliance on their equipment is paramount. Robert shares his expertise on securing appropriate funding and the significance of correctly implementing technology from its inception. Furthermore, the duo explores the complex challenges of managing the public's expectations with the internal needs of public safety departments. They underscore the essential role of strategic planning before introducing new technologies, emphasizing how robust inter-departmental relationships can make or break the success of these initiatives. Lastly, they touch upon the often-overlooked aspect of user training and support, highlighting how crucial it is to adopt and use new technologies in high-stakes environments effectively. This episode is a treasure trove of insights for anyone involved in public safety, IT, or organizational management. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:21:10

Solo Broadcast: Mastering the ERP Checklist Essentials

1/12/2024
Join the exclusive live broadcast led by AV, CEO of Avèro Advisors, as we explore the critical essentials of ERP systems. This insightful session, mainly designed for public sector professionals, will feature a thorough walkthrough of our live ERP checklist. It's a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning strategies, align with best practices in public sector consulting, and have your questions answered by an industry expert. Enhance your ERP knowledge with us and be part of this enriching journey. Join AV in this insightful solo podcast, where he delves into the critical art of navigating Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation. With an eye-opening statistic that 80% of these implementations falter, he underscores the gravity and meticulousness required in this process. Throughout the episode, AV walks listeners through a comprehensive checklist essential for any ERP implementation or digital transformation journey. This includes documenting current processes, pinpointing modernization opportunities, developing process maps for the desired future state, specifying requirements, and preparing a projected budget. The journey involves procurement, drafting a Request for Proposal (RFP), evaluating proposals, conducting product demonstrations, vendor selection, contract negotiations, and the pivotal stages of implementation and going live. AV also highlights the significance of user testing, creating training materials, and establishing a system for reporting technical issues, ensuring a well-rounded approach to ERP implementation. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:52:49

Building a Robust ERP Implementation Team

1/5/2024
In a live stream discussion, Avero Advisors CEO Abhijit Verekar, Megan Seaton Business Development Manager, and Director of Advisory Services Robert Kornovich discussed the importance of building a robust implementation team for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) projects. They emphasized the need for a project sponsor, a project champion, and a change management lead. They also highlighted the importance of defining roles and responsibilities early on, and ensuring that everyone is pulling in the same direction. They advised smaller organizations to spread responsibilities across different roles to avoid overburdening one person. They also stressed the importance of effective communication and collaboration within the team, and the need to address data-related challenges early in the process. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:52:12

The Strategic Vision: Aligning ERP Modernization with Public Sector Organizational Goals

12/29/2023
In an Avero Advisors Live broadcast, the Megan & AV discussed the importance of strategic visioning in digital transformation projects. They emphasized the need for a clear vision and understanding of the desired outcomes before embarking on such projects. The role of the CIO was highlighted as crucial, but it was noted that they should not be expected to understand every aspect of the business. The speakers also stressed the importance of regular communication and engagement with stakeholders, as well as the need for ongoing change management. They also touched on the importance of data hygiene and security, and the need for regular review and updating of strategic plans. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:53:51

360° Readiness Check: Preparing for Software Implementation Across Operations, Data, and Teams

12/22/2023
In a live stream discussion, Megan Seaton, Business Development Manager, and Katie Connatser, senior project manager at Avèro, discussed the importance of readiness checks before implementing new software systems in local government entities. They emphasized the need for stakeholder engagement, understanding organizational needs, and assessing data readiness. They also highlighted the importance of building a diverse implementation team and addressing potential resistance to change. They suggested that organizations continually review their data and training resources and regularly check with technical teams to ensure data integrity. They also stressed the importance of contingency planning and identifying potential implementation risks. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:54:36

Streamlining Workflows and Boosting Interdepartmental Collaboration with ERP Systems

12/15/2023
In a livestream discussion, Megan and AV discussed the importance of planning and preparation before implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. They emphasized the need to understand current systems and processes, create a vision for the future, and align executives with the project's goals. They also highlighted the importance of communication and change management strategies to address fears and resistance that often come with significant technological changes. They advised against relying solely on software vendors for implementation, instead seeking unbiased advice and considering the organization's unique needs. They concluded by emphasizing the importance of treating ERP implementation as a people and organization project, not just an IT project. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:53:44

Project Governance and Stakeholder Management in IT Change Initiatives

12/8/2023
In a live broadcast, AV & Andrew discussed the importance of governance in IT project management, particularly in ERP implementations and digital transformations. They emphasized the need for executive alignment and internal processes to ensure project success. The speakers also highlighted the importance of having a project sponsor and a senior-level escalation point to clear roadblocks. They discussed the need for ongoing governance to manage changes and updates in the system. The AV & Andrew also touched on the role of public-private partnerships in IT governance and the importance of change management in navigating the people aspect of projects. They warned against treating system upgrades as simple updates, stressing the need for comprehensive requirements definition and stakeholder management. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:51:42

The Future of Government Services: Enhancing Public Engagement through Natural Language Search Tools

12/1/2023
In a live stream by Avèro Advisors, the founder and CEO discussed the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and its integration into the public sector. He highlighted AI's potential in improving paper-heavy and process-intensive processes. He also mentioned the use of AI in generating documentation, reading documentation, and ensuring compliance with regulations. The CEO emphasized that while AI may change job roles, it will not eliminate jobs as human verification is still needed. He also discussed the potential of AI in aiding crisis communication or emergency responses. The CEO encouraged public sector entities to envision how AI can improve operations and explore AI-enabled ERP solutions and natural language reporting. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:28:28

Stratosphere Debate with AV & Eric Kimberling

11/24/2023
In a debate-style discussion, Kyler, AV, and Eric discuss various aspects of digital transformation, including technology-agnostic and independent advisory services, the importance of vendor coordination and project management, and the potential for significant synergies in working together. They also discuss the pros and cons of different approaches to digital transformation, such as core ERP versus best-of-breed solutions, agile versus waterfall methodologies, on-premise versus cloud solutions, and internal IT management versus external outsourcing. They also touch on the importance of ongoing training and the need for a clear vision and strategy for digital transformation. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:42:58

Modernizing a City: Strategizing the Initial Steps Towards a Comprehensive IT Update

11/17/2023
In a live-stream discussion, Megan and Abhijit Verekar (AV) discussed the importance of modernizing cities and the initial steps to take. They emphasized the need for automation and efficiency in city operations and the importance of envisioning a future where every citizen thrives, and the environment is cherished. They also highlighted the importance of setting a clear vision for modernization and the need for city leaders to work together to achieve this vision. They discussed potential funding sources for modernization projects, including internal sources, ARPA funds, grants, and state funds. They also highlighted potential roadblocks to modernization, including lack of initiative, piecemeal project selection, resistance to change, and lack of vision. They concluded by emphasizing the importance of efficient management and communication in ensuring business continuity during modernization. Stay up to date on industry trends! Download our free eBook: ➡ https://bit.ly/2023techguide Learn More About Avero: ➡ https://www.averoadvisors.com Connect With Us: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/averoadvisors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averoadvisors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/averoadvisors TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@averoadvisors Connect With AV: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verekar (865) 415-3848 | info@averoadvisors.com

Duration:00:32:03