Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory welcomes panel members and audience to Civic Tech Suffolk as keynote speaker Sid Burgess, Gov-Tech Expert and Senior Solutions Consultant at Granicus, Inc., and Dr. Shaun McKay, President Suffolk Community College, left, and Moderator Andrew Ehinger, News 12 Reporter and host of “The Download” and Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco, right, listen. Government departments, local business and technology experts came together on August 8, as part of the Suffolk County Legislature’s Charting the Course series. The event, held at the Suffolk Community College Selden campus, highlighted how technology can assist government with delivering effective and efficient services, streamlining and simplifying internal government processes, and transforming operations. A main panel of representatives from county government, local business and technology companies, outlined the issues facing government while technology experts addressed those concerns. Attendees then attended specific breakout panels on Predictive Analytics, Cybersecurity, Tech Smart Growth and Next Gen Residents, and Business Development & Procurement to discuss more detailed information. The Apps & Gadgets Café featured displays and handouts from companies that participated in the event and A Taste of Suffolk, featured wines and products donated by local sponsors.