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Jun 9, 2015

"It’s so easy to get overwhelmed with the consistently changing world of IT. That’s why an event like this is so important. Government IT leaders will share their thoughts, challenges and insights about the issues that matter most to you. Staying ahead of the curve on emerging trends and other IT issues definitely keeps that overwhelming feeling at bay. The Alabama Digital Government Summit is a wonderful chance to speak with others who share the same interests and challenges as you. I’m looking forward to it, and I hope we’ll see you there!"

 

- Brunson White, Secretary of Information Technology, Office of Information Technology (OIT), State of Alabama

Alabama Digital Government Summit 2015

Overview


Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Alabama Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public- and private-sector leaders to create an agenda designed to make that passion relevant and actionable to the state and local government organizations attending the summit. Participants tell us they use the inspirational keynotes, leadership discussions, networking breaks, and the timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations.
 
If you influence or participate in technology decisions or implementations at any level, you will want to attend.  Don't miss this opportunity to see the latest in digital government solutions, keep abreast of current policy issues, and network with key government executives, technologists and industry specialists.

This Year’s Topics Include:

 

  • Cloud Best Practices
  • Is There an App for That?
  • …As a Service
  • The Wide World of the Internet of Things
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Hot Trends and Cool Devices: Emerging Technology in Government
  • Budgeting and Procurement: A New Approach
  • Gameplay in Government
  • The Watchful Eye of Location Based Services
  • Recruiting and Retaining the New Workforce

 

Opening Keynote - Find Your Voice


     


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Jim Meskimen, Master Impressionist and Communication Coach

@jimrossmeskimen
Today’s culture emphasizes the value of teamwork and collaboration, sometimes at the expense of the individual. This is particularly true in the IT arena where you can sometimes find yourself stereotyped, or even worse, not taken seriously by potential stakeholders. What good are insights and solutions if your words get lost in the crowd? You need to make sure that you’re heard! Jim Meskimen has spent the past 30 years studying the most famous, creative and interesting people in modern times. In this fascinating and hilarious session, Jim discusses – and illustrates – the traits and methods used by some of the best and most charismatic communicators in the world. Don’t settle for being “one of the crowd”. YOU have a unique identity. YOU have a voice!

 

General Session – Breach! When Bad Things Happen to Good People (and Their Organizations)


Cyber security is the new front line of financial crime and social upheaval. It is the new Wild West, with hackers divided among the "white hats" and "black hats." Stage coach and bank robberies of old have been replaced by heists of personally identifiable information from major retailers, insurers and governments. Political protests are increasingly taking the form of denial-of-service attacks by so-called “hactivists” to disrupt the normal order of things. Such things can and do happen anywhere, and everybody has a role in preventing, preparing for, and responding to cyber threats. This interactive session unpacks key lessons and learnings from real-life cases with the help of a panel of local experts and engaged audience members.

 


 

Registration Information

 

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration Fee per person: $25.00

Credit card payment preferred. For alternate payment options call 800-917-7732 ext. 1402.

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager (916) 932-1435.

 

Contact Us

 

For registration and general assistance contact:

Jeremy Smith, Sr. Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1402
E-mail:  jsmith@govtech.com

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  hearney@govtech.com