May 14 - 15, 2015

"IT leaders. Dynamic discussions. Innovative insight. The only thing missing is you! I hope you’ll join us at the Arizona Digital Government Summit. The strength of IT professionals lies in their eagerness to embrace emerging trends, face challenges head-on and create incredible solutions. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear about options and best practices from event sponsors as well as learn from industry leaders, colleagues and peers. I couldn’t be more excited for this event, and I’m looking forward to seeing you there!"


- Mike Lettman, Acting Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer

Arizona Digital Government Summit 2015

To view presentations where available, see Agenda Page.


Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Arizona 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:


  • Making Big Data Work for Your Organization
  • Cloud Governance
  • The Wide World of the Internet of Things
  • Making it Official: Turning Vendors into Partners
  • Is There an App for That?
  • Rapid Application Development and Modernization
  • Connected Government
  • Using LEAN to Cut Fat in Government IT
  • The Physical and Technological Workspace
  • Budgeting and Procurement: A New Approach


Opening Keynote – Find Your Voice



Jim Meskimen, Master Impressionist and Communication Coach

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 – Cyber Game Time: Preparing the Offense

The Phoenix area plays host to hundreds of large scale events each year. In February 2015 it was home to a milestone event, Super Bowl XLIX. With more than 70,000 people attending and 100 million watching, how did the University of Phoenix Stadium maintain their IT security? This panel discussion will cover the collaborative effort that was required of federal, state, and local government, and the private sector to score a secure Super Bowl as a swell of visitors arrived and the world watched.


Day 2 Keynote – Natives, Immigrants, and Innovators – Oh my!

Jared Covili, Professional Development Trainer, Utah Education Network

Whether "digital immigrants" or "digital native", everyone brings a wealth of experience to the workplace that can be enhanced using new tools. Technology has reached the point where it can support just about anything that anyone wants to do. The toughest challenge is embracing the process of reinvention, but sometimes external pressures leave you no choice. In this session, author and professor Jared Covili will discuss innovate ways of bringing social media and technology tools into your office space to help colleagues and citizens interact with the message of businesses and government.




Registration Information


Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

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:

Michael Shane, Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1410


Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435