PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) welcomed more than 5,000 public sector leaders to its largest-ever client conference earlier this month, where clients had the opportunity to share ideas with their peers, ask questions of Tyler product experts and receive hands-on training for Tyler’s products and solutions.
Tyler introduced its Connected Communities initiative in the opening session, with a keynote message by Chief Strategy Officer Bruce Graham and a live demonstration from Chief Technology Officer Jeff Green. Graham described a connected community as one where government organizations are connected to other jurisdictions and to their citizens through a thriving digital infrastructure. Tyler is already beginning to make this vision a reality by integrating various solutions within jurisdictions and featuring an easy-to-navigate and uniform interface. Common foundational services will unlock key capabilities across the entire Tyler suite of applications, providing services such as streamlined payment processing, single login, and personalized portals.
In his presentation, Graham said, “The problem today is that local government agencies are disconnected from one another. Our vision is to pull information and data from different agencies into something that can be shared across city, county and regional lines.”
This concept is made possible by Tyler dataXchange, a crucial part of making Connected Communities a reality. Because Tyler is solely focused on providing software solutions for the public sector, Tyler believes it is uniquely positioned to be a creative force for change in local government and how it operates.
“We always enjoy the personal interactions we have with a large part of our client base at Connect each year,” said John S. Marr Jr., Tyler’s chairman and CEO. “It was especially exciting for us this year to introduce Connected Communities to the clients who will be important partners for us as we implement this vision over the next several years. Connecting local governments more closely to each other and to their citizens through technology will help them run even more efficiently and, ultimately, better serve their constituents. We are eager to see this vision come to life with continuous advancements in our solutions and services.”
Attendees were also treated to a keynote from Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist for Canva, celebrated Silicon Valley area speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Kawasaki’s inspiring address focused on how to set oneself apart from the group to be truly innovative, giving advice on how to stay relevant and how to navigate today’s business world.
The keynote presentations were followed by three days of more than 1,000 training sessions across multiple educational tracks. Sessions included presentations and discussions on industry topics, such as security, citizen access to information, cloud solutions, and mobile applications.
This year’s Connect featured attendees from all 50 states, with 27 clients from Canada and six from Guam. Connect 2018 is scheduled for April 22-25 in Boston, Massachusetts.
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector - cities, counties, schools and other government entities - to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their constituents. Tyler’s client base includes more than 15,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and other international locations. In 2016, Forbes ranked Tyler on its “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list, and it has also named Tyler one of “America’s Best Small Companies” eight times. The company has been included six times on the Barron’s 400 Index, a measure of the most promising companies in America. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at www.tylertech.com.