PAST EVENT

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

Agenda

Thursday, May 14

 

8:00 am

Registration and Morning Refreshments

 

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Mike Lettman, Acting Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Arizona

 

9:15 am

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 find yourself stereotyped unfairly at times, or worse, not taken seriously. 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 20 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!

 

10:15 am

Break

 

10:45 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Making Big Data Work for Your Organization

Big data might be extensive, but that doesn’t mean it has to be scary. Knowing how to properly analyze and respond to the data and understanding the boundaries of data privacy are necessary characteristics of growing and thriving organizations. This session is all about crunching the numbers and making big data work for your organization.
Speakers:
Ralf Dossmann, Engineered Systems Lead, Public Sector Sales Consulting, Oracle
Matthew Kuckuk, Practice Leader, Big Data Analytics Cross Industry Practice, CGI

 

Cloud Governance

Think Cloud governance is just contracting for standard data storage? Think again! Mapping usual practices and knowing how to protect an organization and its data are crucial to staying secure in the world of Cloud computing. This session covers best practices, as well as the terms and conditions of contracting in the Cloud.
Speakers:
Jim Pilgrim, Cloud Solution Architect, CGI
Jennifer McNeill, Senior Director, North American Business Development, Public Sector, Oracle

 

The Wide World of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is as vast as it sounds – it encompasses every object that’s able to exchange data through electronics, software, sensors or connectivity.  From smart TVs to microchips, the already huge expanse continues to grow. So how can these objects be used to an organization’s advantage? This session explores the relationship between the Things and government organizations.
Speaker:
Chris Infanti, Engagement Manager, Big Data, World Wide Technology

 

Making it Official: Turning Vendors into Partners

It’s time to take your relationships to the next level. When it comes to any project, having trusted industry partners trumps having vendors. So how does the relationship evolve? The answer lies in strong project leadership and open communication at all levels. This session will focus the how to take a relationship with vendors and turn it into a strong and successful partnership.
Moderator: Dina Martinez, Senior IT Project Manager, Department of Administration – Strategic Enterprise Technology Office, State of Arizona
Speakers:
De Wet Du Plooy, President, Business & Decision
Gary Hensley, Assistant Director & Chief Enterprise Integration Officer, Department of Administration – Strategic Enterprise Technology Office, State of Arizona
Rob Lloyd, Chief Information Officer, City of Avondale

View Presentation Here

 

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 pm

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. 
Moderator: Jason Larsen, Special Agent, FBI
Speakers:
Mark Feller, Vice President, Technology, Arizona Cardinals
Martin Hellmer, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
Mike Lettman, Chief Information Security Officer/Acting Chief Information Officer, Department of Administration, State of Arizona
Tina Slankas, Cyber Security Program Coordinator, State of Arizona

 

 

2:00 pm

Break

 

2:30 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Is There an App for That?

Ready to take the next step but don’t know what the next step is? The answer just might rest in the palm of your hand – especially if there’s a smart phone in it. Mobile applications not only increase exposure, but they also engage the audience in a positive manner. This session will delve into the pros and cons of mobile apps as well as look into the development process.
Speakers:
Claire Bailey, Director, Compuware
Ryan Sadler, Director, Information Systems Development, Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity, State of Arizona

 

Rapid Application Development and Modernization

Conventional project management and software development are deliberate and orderly, emphasizing rigorous specification and planning. Today, however, the pace of development is accelerating, and the trend toward shared services and modernization puts even more strain on traditional methodology. Rapid development is agile, highly iterative and flexible. This session looks at current thinking about how, when and why this approach can be the most effective and practical way to go.
Speakers:
Sam Knutson, Director, Product Management, Compuware
Steele Price, Chief Architect, Administrative Office of the Courts, State of Arizona

 

Connected Government

The population is getting more sophisticated - and demanding - about being heard by and instantly connected to government. At the same time, governments are recognizing the many benefits of actively encouraging citizen engagement via tools such as social media, open data, mobile apps, and smarter websites. This session provides a glimpse into the future of open and participatory government.
Speakers:
Ryan Hughes, Cloud Services Executive, Unisys
Jennifer Tweedy, Web & New Media Manager, Department of Health Services, State of Arizona

View Speaker Presentation here.

 

3:45 pm

Executive Reception

Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event exhibitors.

 


Friday, May 15

 

8:00 am

Registration and Morning Refreshments

 

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

 

9:15 am

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.

 

10:15 am

Break

 

10:45 am

FAST TRACK SESSIONS

 

20 Apps in 20 Minutes

Get the most out of your mobile device and let it help get the best out of you. Learn about the best apps to help you manage your work and schedule and improve your productivity. 
Speaker:
Jared Covili, Professional Development Trainer, Utah Education Network

View Speaker Presentation here.

 

Using LEAN to Cut Fat in Government IT

Is your department suffering from inefficiency and lack of productivity? The cure is simple: Just cut out the fat! Incorporating LEAN principles into an organization make sure work flows in an efficient way that’s not chaotic. This session focuses on the nuances of applying LEAN principles to optimize government IT processes.
Speaker:
Khursheed Mallick, ISDU Manager, Department of Environmental Quality, State of Arizona 

View Presentation Here

 

The Physical and Technological Workspace

Society is changing in fundamental ways as each generation adopts technology ever more deeply into their lives. Gone are the days of punching in, sitting down in a cube, and punching out. Collaboration, open plan offices, and stand up meetings are here to stay. The integration of technology and the flexibility of physical space in the workplace can impact productivity and the ability to attract and retain a multigenerational workforce. Hear firsthand how the Arizona Department of Administration tore down their cubes and broke down barriers in the workplace.

View Presentation Here

 

12:00 pm

End of Conference

 

Conference times, agenda, and speakers are subject to change.