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Governments’ Response to COVID-19: From Pandemic Crisis to a Better Future

Governments’ Response to COVID-19: From Pandemic Crisis to a Better Future

On May 27, 2020 at 10 am PT, Meeting of the Minds will host a free, live webinar featuring Rana Sen and Deborah Sills of Deloitte.


The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus is challenging governments to act in ways normally reserved for war, depressions, or natural disasters. The pandemic has caused a massive global upheaval that may endure for months—or longer. Given the size and reach of the current stimulus, just about all organizations and businesses need to better understand what it means for them and begin to assess next steps to limit the economic disruption while sustaining a “people first” focus. In a fast-moving crisis, as information swarms in from every direction, citizens look to their governments for information, guidance, and leadership. They expect to be kept safe and healthy. Pressure on public officials to act is enormous. How can they hope to gain clarity amid chaos? How can they leverage public/private partnerships to create new opportunities and experiences for constituents? How can they move from ad hoc solutions to a well-planned path to recovery? As we all eventually emerge from the crisis, how can they ensure more resilient, effective responses in the future? Join us as Deloitte Consulting LLP’s US Smart Cities Leader, Rana Sen and Global Public Sector Leader Deborah Sills share key takeaways from Deloitte’s latest global research perspective, Governments’ Response to COVID-19: From Pandemic Crisis to a Better Future. Learn more about urban policy and governance insights in action as Rana and Deborah discuss lessons learned and the journey toward the “next normal.”

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Government's Response to COVID-19

Governments' Response to COVID-19

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Government's Response to COVID-19

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Rana Sen

Rana Sen

US Smart City Initiative & US State/Local Transportation Leader, Deloitte

Rana leads Deloitte’s U.S. smart city initiative and the U.S. state/local transportation practice. His work includes smart enterprise strategy, design and implementation of smart transportation solutions, automation of long-term care case management, and disease surveillance and outbreak prevention system. He has 21+ years of experience in strategy development, design, implementation, and leadership of major government transformation initiatives in smart city/enterprises, transportation, public health, human services, and finance and administration.

Deborah Sills

Deborah Sills

National Managing Principal & Global Public Sector Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Deborah (Debbie) Sills is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP. She is the US Consulting chief risk officer and global leader for the Government & Public Services industry. Her previous roles include national managing principal for the Public Sector, Strategy and Operations leader for the Federal practice, and Health and Human services leader for the Federal practice. Debbie has more than 30 years of experience leading innovation and technology-enabled transformation in the Government & Public Services industry.


May 27, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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