Oct 28, 2014

"The Bay Area Digital Government Summit is a unique opportunity for you to exchange the freshest insights and share best practices with peers and industry leaders.  Whether it’s Open Data or Cloud initiatives; CIO’s need to evolve their IT organizations to ensure their jurisdictions use technology to engage with residents and to foster a culture of innovation.  I encourage you to attend and collaborate with us, as we continue to transform technology in government."

- Bryan Sastokas, Chief Information Officer, City of Oakland


Lisa Bolger headshotLisa Bolger

IT Chief of Staff, City of Palo Alto

Lisa Bolger currently serves as the IT Chief of Staff at the City of Palo Alto, one of the nation’s leading digital cities.  Lisa has led the charge for Palo Alto on key initiatives for the past 15 years including: the development of a cloud-first strategy, data center consolidation, VoIP implementation, modernization of the City’s network infrastructure, and enterprise-class wireless.  As IT Chief of Staff, Lisa is focused on creating a high performance organization, developing high-quality standards, promoting cross-collaboration, and ensuring business continuity. She served as member of the 2014 Academy with the Alliance for Innovation and was instrumental in employing Design Thinking to solve multi-dimensional problems throughout the organization.  Lisa is ITIL certified, chairs the Change Advisory Board, and drives change through quantitative metrics.  Lisa has a passion for making local government great and using technology to bridge the gap between the City and its Citizenry.


Matt Cagle, esq.

Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Fellow, American Civil Liberties Union

Matt Cagle is policy fellow with the ACLU of Northern California's Technology and Civil Liberties Project. At the ACLU-NC, Matt’s work focuses on the privacy and free speech issues raised by new technologies, including its use for surveillance by local governments and data sharing with federal authorities. As part of these efforts, Matt advocates for transparency from both governments and businesses, and he is co-author a policy paper on the state of transparency law in California and contributor to shareholder proposals that led to first-ever transparency reports from telecommunications companies. Matt grew up in Southern Arizona, attended the University of Arizona, and has a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Matt has spoken at conferences including SXSW and RightsCon and tweets from @matt_cagle.


Rich Campbell headshotRich Campbell

Cloud Solutions Architect, ViON Corporation

Rich Campbell is the Cloud Solutions Architect for ViON focusing on Cloud solutions and Technologies.
Prior to joining ViON, Mr. Campbell server for 2 years as the Chief Technologist for EMC Federal.  His primary focus was advanced technology solutions for Government and Defense, Specifically focused on Cloud, Big Data, and Software Defined Data Center technologies and solutions.
Before moving to EMC, Mr. Campbell spent 13 years with Cisco in various systems engineering roles supporting federal customers specifically for Cisco’s Data Center Technologies and Solutions. In addition, he was a Senior Systems Engineer residing in Germany, supporting the Department of Defense for the European, Middle East and Africa regions. Prior to Cisco, Rich was a network consultant for various federal and enterprise customers. He also spent nine years in the military as a Navy Corpsman supporting several units within the Navy and Marine Corps.
Mr. Campbell has extensive knowledge of the Department of Defense, and Intelligence agencies from both an end user and customer perspective. He is a trusted advisor to the various Branches of service, and Homeland security and has been designing and building networks and data centers for over 18 years. Rich resides in Raleigh, NC and is the father of 2 children.  His Daughter is a freshman in High School, and his Son is a Freshman at East Carolina University.


Renee Domingo

Director of Emergency Services and Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Services, Oakland Fire Department, Services, City of Oakland

Ms. Renee A. Domingo is a career emergency management executive and pioneer. She has worked with all levels of government, businesses, education, public health, utilities, ports and the community for over 20 years. She is currently the Director of Emergency Services and Homeland Security for the City of Oakland, California. She is part of a City team that is developing and establishing the City/Port Domain Awareness Center.

Ms. Domingo established the City of Oakland’s Homeland Security Division in January 2006.

She has provided more than 1400 workshops in the field of emergency management and public administration; she is an internationally recognized expert. Renee has received several national, state, regional and local awards for her commitment, leadership and work.

Ms. Domingo holds numerous credentials including an Executive Fire Officer from the National Fire Administration, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Certification from the Kennedy School at Harvard University and an MBA in Management.


Stephen Goldsmith headshot

Stephen Goldsmith

Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and Director of the Innovations in Government Program, Harvard Kennedy School

Goldsmith is a nationally recognized expert on government management, reform, and innovation. Goldsmith currently directs Data-Smart City Solutions, a project working to catalyze the use of data at the local government level by serving as a central resource for cities interested in this emerging field.
He previously served as Deputy Mayor of New York and Mayor of Indianapolis, where he earned a reputation as one of the country's leaders in public-private partnerships, competition, and privatization. Goldsmith has written The Power of Social Innovation; Governing by Network: the New Shape of the Public Sector; Putting Faith in Neighborhoods: Making Cities Work through Grassroots Citizenship and The Twenty-First Century City: Resurrecting Urban America. His newest book is: The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance.


Brian_Hofer_headshotBrian Hofer, JD

Chair, Domain Awareness Center Ad Hoc Privacy and Data Retention Policy Committee and Member, Oakland Privacy Working Group

Brian is a member of the Oakland Privacy Working Group, a group of civil liberties advocates that came together in 2013 to oppose the City of Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center (DAC).  He is the chair of the City-Council appointed committee drafting the privacy and data retention policy for the DAC.
Brian is a co-founder of The NMB Group, which advocates on behalf of medical providers in disputes against insurance companies, and a partner at, which offers low fee family law services to its customers.  Brian previously worked at Bell, Rosenberg & Hughes LLP and CJH & Associates, P.C., civil litigation law firms located in Oakland, California.
Brian received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California – Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor from the University Of San Francisco School Of Law.


Eric Hutson

Director, Mobility GovED West, AT&T

Eric Hutson is Director for Mobility for AT&T Gov West and has worked directly with mobile technologies since the inception of smartphones in 2003.   Having focused on mobile applications for Government during the past previous 5 years, Mr. Hutson has led in projects ranging from telemetry remote monitoring, police and fire mobile deployments, municipal mobile application development, and Government field force automation.


Dan Morris

Senior Solutions Architect, Solutions Architecture, Kovarus

Mr. Morris brings 25 years of experience in the public sector ranging from end user systems administrator to consultation roles in State and Federal.    He is responsible for the technical direction as it pertains to Kovarus Public Sector.  Prior organizations include Verizon, EMC, Dell and as an intelligence officer in the US Army.  His focus area is alignment of governmental functions to infrastructure solutions.  He is widely published in Information Management, Supply Chain and recipient of the Cambridge Literati award in Economics.  Morris holds an MBA/BS along with numerous certifications to include ITIL, PMP, SNIA, and various manufacturers’ accreditations.


Blake Scott

Principal Systems Engineer, Fusion-io
Blake Scott is a Principal Systems Engineer focused on storage solutions for virtualized environments. He has more than twenty years of experience designing, developing, deploying, and supporting storage solutions. Blake’s career spans several technology start-ups, as well as experience at traditional storage companies such as HP and EMC. His current position with Fusion-io is centered on the ioControl hybrid storage solution, focusing on performance tuning for heavy application workloads.


Steve “Spike” Spiker

Executive Director and Co-Founder, OpenOakland

Steve (Spike) Spiker is the Director of Research & Technology with Urban Strategies Council, a social impact nonprofit based in Oakland as well as the Executive Director and cofounder of OpenOakland, a civic innovation and open government nonprofit.  He also runs Stealing Beauty Photography. Spike speaks nationally on data driven decision making in public policy, community development and applied social research. He served on the executive committee of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership and has successfully advocated for open data policies in Oakland and Alameda County. He manages the development of open source technology, spatial analysis projects, community engagement and mapping systems. He became a US citizen in 2012 and was part of the Next American City’s Vanguard class of 2012 and has been recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change in 2013.


Cynthia Storer HeadshotCynthia Storer

Former CIA Senior Analyst

Cindy Storer, as a Senior Analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, was among the very few who first identified and warned about Al-Qaeda in the mid-1990s. Both before and after 9/11, Cindy researched, wrote, and briefed about Afghanistan, Islamic Extremism, Al-Qaeda and various other aspects of the “War on Terror” to senior policymakers. Her inventive model for understanding terrorism was featured as one of the Best Ideas of 2006 by the New York Times Magazine. Since leaving the CIA in 2007, Cindy has been a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland, provided analysis training and education to US federal, state, and local agencies, was a Lecturer at Coastal Carolina University, and now teaches for Johns Hopkins' Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Intelligence program.  She is also currently consulting with the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, and affiliated with Kronos Advisory LLC, publisher of Downrange. In 2013, Cindy was featured in the Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden.