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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

Bay Area Digital Government Summit 2014

Overview

Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Bay Area Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public- and private-sector leaders to create an agenda designed to make that passion relevant and actionable to the state and local government organizations attending the summit. Participants tell us they use the inspirational keynotes, leadership discussions, networking breaks, and the timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations.

If you influence or participate in technology decisions or implementations at any level, you will want to attend.  Don't miss this opportunity to see the latest in digital government solutions, keep abreast of current policy issues, and network with key government executives, technologists and industry specialists.

This year's Topics include:

  • Open Data, Crowdsourcing and Mitigating Information Requests
  • Disaster Recovery – Why Should You Care?
  • Optimizing Storage Environments for Virtual Workloads
  • Mobility and Wireless Trends
  • Cloud: Is It Ready for Prime Time?
  • The Image of IT
  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII) 101
  • IT Game Time: Preparing the Offense
  • Measuring the Value of IT

 

Opening Keynote:

 

Cynthia Storer HeadshotFrom Analyst to Hero: How Big Data Led to Bin Laden

Cynthia Storer, Former CIA Senior Analyst


Cindy was part of a team of CIA intelligence analysts – dubbed "The Sisterhood" – who discovered obscure data patterns signaling that Al-Qaeda was a coordinated and highly dangerous threat. Though the team raised the alarm, few people listened. Then 9/11 changed the world. Cindy became a key strategic analyst, helping the nation’s policymakers frame their understanding of terrorism and Al-Qaeda. Her pioneering work helped lay the foundation for the efforts of the analysts and targeting officers who eventually found Bin Laden’s hideout, as depicted in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. In this riveting keynote address, Cindy tells the inside story of how Big Data helped lead to the identification and capture of Al-Qaeda leaders, including the most wanted man in history. Her inspirational messages include: believe in what you do, take responsibility, trust your instincts, and be willing to think outside the box.

 

Lunch Keynote:

 

Stephen Goldsmith headshotStephen 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.


 

Registration Information

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager (916) 932-1435.

 

Contact Us

For registration and general assistance contact:

Ashley Corsini, Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1305
E-mail:  acorsini@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  hearney@govtech.com