Nov 15, 2012

"San Francisco is excited to be participating in this year's Bay Area Digital Government Summit. Each year we look forward to this event as it brings together the best and brightest of Bay Area government technology leaders to share ideas and experiences!"

- Jon Walton, Chief Information Officer, City & County of San Francisco


Thursday Nov 15

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15AM

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

  • Tim Gard - Author, Speaker Hall of Fame member
10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break

10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning

In California, the looming threat of massive earthquakes and other disasters is a way of life. The impact on IT operations can be devestating, especially... more

  • Andrew Nelson - Specialist, Critical Application Management, Center of Excellence, VMware

Mobile Device Management

The boom in consumer technology means that everyone now owns devices that are probably far more powerful and useful than those provided by the workplace.... more

  • Gary Coverdale - Assistant Chief Information Officer/CISO, Information Technology Services, County of Napa
  • Jordan Greenbaum - Industry Solutions Practice Manager, AT&T

Uniting IT and Business

In cities and states around the country, IT leaders are singing a similar song. They all want to know how to unite IT and the... more

11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:30PM

Extreme Makeover Government Edition

Government is under incredible pressure right now. The economic crisis has hit us with a double whammy: exponential increases in demand and dramatically reduced resources.... more

  • Bill Bott - Consulting Partner, Change and Innovation Agency
1:30 - 2:00PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:00 - 3:00PM

Concurrent Sessions


The Business Value of Social Media

It's time to stop wondering whether social media has a place in the enterprise and start realizing that social media has grown into a fundamental... more

  • Kristie Wells - Vice President, Customer Engagement, Swipp, Inc. & Founder and President, Social Media Club, Inc.

Open Government, Open Data

The idea that actions taken and information maintained by government is a public asset, and whatever information you store may have value to the public,... more


OTech Update

This session provides attendees with an update from the California Office of Technology Services. Are you curious about the future iterations of the OTech service... more

  • Ron Hughes - Director, Office of Technology Services, State of California
3:00 - 3:20PM


3:20 - 4:20PM

Concurrent Sessions


I Dont Want a Data Center Anymore

There are many good reasons to abandon the traditional concept of a data center. The sheer number of devices and computational demand of today... more

  • Nabil Fares - Chief Information Officer, Department of Public Health, State of California

Battle Royale: Desktop Virtualization vs. Tablets vs. BYOD

Desktop virtualization trends are being driven by a variety of factors, including teleworking, mobility, storage needs, cloud computing, green technology, maintenance, cost control and overall... more


Building the Next-Generation Workforce

Today IT facilitates every agency and every line of business. Yet as we look toward the future of IT there are many uncertainties. As the... more

  • David Fisher - Department of Public Health, State of California
  • Donna Snell - Chief, Application Development and Support Branch, Department of Public Health, State of California
4:20 PM

Executive Reception

Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event sponsors.... more