Citizens today are more connected that ever before; increasingly expecting anytime, anywhere access to government services and information – via online, mobile and social media. To continue to best serve and engage ever-connected citizens, government and industry must deliver innovative apps and mobile services that are highly secure and provide a user-friendly experience.

Last week’s #AzureGov Meetup was jam-packed with industry experts ready to tell attendees exactly HOW to achieve those goals and go above and beyond with their connected citizen services.

First up, AIS CTO and Microsoft MVP Vishwas Lele and Software Architect Jason Calton presented Creating Cloud Apps for Web and Mobile Clients with Microsoft App Service. They also gave a demo on Alexa’s skills, in honor of Microsoft’s newly announced Alexa/Cortana collaboration.

Next, Eric Egland, Microsoft’s Head of Public Sector Cloud Mobile App Innovation, and Andrew Ditmer, Sr. Mobile Engineer, Cloud Mobile App Innovation, presented Developing Mobile Apps Across Government, followed by a demo of iOS and Android in C#.

Tom Suder, President & Founder of ATARC, shared How to Leverage Mobile Capabilities to Achieve Your Agency’s Mission.

But the night still wasn’t over! The final presentation was Accelerate Citizen Engagement @ the Speed of Now, by Dux Raymond Sy, CTO of AvePoint Public Sector.

Don’t forget to RSVP for this month’s Meetup! We hope to see you there in person, or join along with us on Twitter @AISteam.