PAST EVENT

Oct 30, 2013

"Government adaptability to the evolving digital world requires agility and the capability to coordinate across state and local government to provide information and services to Arkansans either in person or anytime, anywhere, on any device. Please join us for the 2013 Digital Government Summit for networking opportunities, educational sessions with industry leaders that examine and explore new innovations, and to see the latest tools and technologies that maximize IT investments, reduce waste and duplication, and facilitate a cost-effective government that continues to improve access to information and the delivery of public services for Arkansans."

- Claire Bailey, Chief Technology Officer, State of Arkansas

Arkansas Digital Government Summit 2013 Overview

Message from Keynote Speaker "GovGirl"

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Keynote Speakers

Kristy Fifelski is recognized as a national leader in government social media and digital strategy.

Kristy works closely with e.Republic Inc., the parent company behind popular industry publications such as Government Technology and GOVERNING magazines. She is also the creator and host of GovGirl, a unique online video show focused on government innovation. What started off as a small blog about her experiences during her 10-year career in government turned into a popular video series followed by government employees all over the country.

She served on the board of directors of the National Association of Government Web Professionals, and her government career included being the web manager for the City of Reno, NV, public relations coordinator for the City of Wheaton, IL and deputy clerk for the Town of Cortland, IL.

Kristy holds a Master's Degree in Communication from Northern Illinois University, where she graduated with honors.

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Sessions

Tim Gard is an internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution. A highly sought-after speaker, Tim's travels have ranged from Bangkok to Boston, from Singapore to Sioux City, and Texas to Tasmania. He has won numerous awards, including his recent induction into the Speakers Hall of Fame - a prestigious honor that has been awarded to less than two hundred people worldwide. Tim's life experiences are both extensive and varied. He was raised in an Air Force family and "rebelled" by serving as a Navy man. Following his wartime service, Tim was employed in various capacities in County, State and Federal government. He became an expert fraud investigator and this work led him to extensively study human behavior, the art of persuasion, and various methods for resolving difficult situations. He quickly learned that humor is an indispensable tool in human relations. He now devotes himself to teaching these skills to others so that their interactions and life experiences can be expanded, maximized, and, most important of all, fun!

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Sessions

Wednesday Oct. 30 9:15AM

Opening Keynote - Change the Game

We are facing difficult times. The pressure to do more with less, deliver to deadlines, and respond to increasing expectations has - in many cases... more

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