Nov 7, 2012

"Arkansas strives to lead the nation in leveraging technology to generate initiatives that increase government efficiency and expand citizen access to public information and services. As we look to the future of continuing our online, mobile, consumer driven digital state, the Arkansas Digital Government Summit provides the opportunity to share ideas, build collaboration and envision the next generation of technologies together. The 2012 summit will help further strengthen partnerships that realize the transformational value of IT in finding innovating and cost effective solutions to improve services and efficiencies across all aspects of government."

- Claire Bailey, Chief Technology Officer, State of Arkansas

Arkansas Digital Government Summit 2012 Overview

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Keynote Speakers

A cultural commentator who has devoted most of his professional career to public humanities programs, Clay Jenkinson has been honored by two presidents for his work. On November 6, 1989, he received from President George Bush one of the first five Charles Frankel Prizes, the National Endowment for the Humanities highest award (now called the National Humanities Medal), at the nomination of the NEH Chair, Lynne Cheney. On April 11, 1994, he was the first public humanities scholar to present a program at a White House-sponsored event when he presented Thomas Jefferson for a gathering hosted by President and Mrs. Clinton. When award-winning humanities documentary producer Ken Burns turned his attention to Thomas Jefferson, he asked Clay Jenkinson to be the major humanities commentator. Since his first work with the North Dakota Humanities Council in the late 1970s, including a pioneering first-person interpretation of Meriwether Lewis, Clay Jenkinson has made thousands of presentations throughout the United States and its territories, including Guam and the Northern Marianas.

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Wednesday Nov. 7 9:30AM

Opening Keynote - Citizens, IT and Democracy

President Theodore Roosevelt, as portrayed by Clay Jenkinson Theodore Roosevelt was transformed by the time he spent as a young man in the American west and... more