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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

10:15 am

Break

 

10:45 am

FAST TRACK SESSIONS

 

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.

 

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.

 

Budgeting and Procurement: A New Approach

Technology procurement can be a long, expensive – and sometimes painful – endeavor for everyone involved. The outcome of decisions can also be a mystery to the teams who then deliver projects. It doesn’t have to be that way though. This session lifts the curtain on government procurement and discusses new collaborative rapid approaches and how to incorporate them.

 

12:00 pm

End of Conference

 

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