Sep 9 - 10, 2015
Richmond, VA


Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. COVITS 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:

  • Cyber Virginia
  • Mobile Apps the Smart Way
  • Enterprise Analytics – Turning Data into Knowledge
  • Next Generation Contracts and Partnerships
  • Internet of Things
  • Next Generation Workforce – How to Recruit, Retain and Survive
  • Information Governance
  • You’ve Been Breached! Now What?
  • Game of Drones
  • Next Gen 911
  • Innovation and Ideation


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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Zaki Barzinji
Special Assistant for Policy
Office of the Governor
Commonwealth of Virginia

David Burhop
Deputy Commissioner, Chief Information Officer
Department of Motor Vehicles
Commonwealth of Virginia

Barry Condrey
Chief Information Officer
Chesterfield County

Debbie Condrey
Chief Information Officer
Department of Health
Commonwealth of Virginia

Matt Davis
Chief Information Officer
Department of Elections
Commonwealth of Virginia

Rick Davis
Chief Information Officer
Department of Corrections
Commonwealth of Virginia

Ben Delp
Director of Research Development & Promotion
James Madison University

Chad Doran
Chief Records Management Officer
Technology Services
Arlington County

Maurion Edwards
Chief Information Officer/Director of Information Technology
Indigent Defense Commission
Commonwealth of Virginia

Leslie Fuentes
Director of Information Technology
City of Hampton

Anthony Fung
Deputy Secretary of Technology
Commonwealth of Virginia

Wanda Gibson
Chief Technology Officer
Fairfax County

Michael Goetz
Director of Information Technology
City of Lynchburg

Robert Hobbelman
Chief Information Officer
Department of Social Services
Commonwealth of Virginia

Karen Jackson
Secretary of Technology
Commonwealth of Virginia

David Jordan
Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Technology Services
Arlington County

Sharon Kitchens
Chief Technology Officer
Department of Taxation
Commonwealth of Virginia

R. Jay Landis
Legislative Automated Systems
Commonwealth of Virginia

Tom McQuillan
Chief Information Officer
Prince William County

Nelson Moe
Chief Information Officer
Virginia Information Technologies Agency
Commonwealth of Virginia

Judy Napier
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Commonwealth of Virginia

Murali Rao
Chief Information Officer
Department of Transportation
Commonwealth of Virginia

Emily Seibert
Program Manager,
Virginia Information Technologies Agency
Commonwealth of Virginia

Robert Smith
Information Technology Director
Supreme Court
Commonwealth of Virginia

Andy Stein
Director of Information Technology
City of Newport News

Robert Stolle
Senior Vice President
Center for Innovative Technology

David Sullivan
Chief Information Officer
City of Norfolk

Charles Todd
Deputy Director
Department of Information Technology
City of Richmond

Lisa Wallmeyer
Executive Director
Commonwealth of Virginia

Raina Washington
Assistant to the Secretary of Technology
Commonwealth of Virginia

Mike Watson
Chief Information Security Officer
Virginia Information Technologies Agency
Commonwealth of Virginia

Industry Representatives

Jason Carlo
Account Manager

Charlie Clugston
Strategic Account Manager
Ronco Communications

Damian Kelly
Managing Director
Health & Public Service

Aaron Mathes
Director, Consulting
US Mid-Atlantic

Elizabeth Mayo
Associate Director
Business Sales
Verizon Wireless

Erin Moseley
Public Sector Strategic Initiatives

Jamie Payne
Territory Manager

Travis Sarkees
General Manager
Virginia Interactive

Steve Trost
Strategic Accounts Manager
Education & Government

Chris Wilkinson
Senior Director
Market Development

Registration Information / Contact Us


Open to Public Sector only.

Registration Fee per person: $85.00

Registration by credit card only; no billing.

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 Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Jennifer Caldwell, Sr. Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1345

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435


Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa/Short Pump

12042 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 364-3600

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The group room block at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa is sold out although they do have availability at the standard rate.  Please consider contacting one of the following hotels for your accommodations.  All are within 3 miles of the host facility.

Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa
12042 W Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 364-3600

Wingate by Wyndham Richmond Short Pump
13991 N Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 421-1600

Hyatt House Richmond - West
11800 W Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 360-7021

Aloft Richmond West
3939 Duckling Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 433-1888



The Hilton offers free parking in its own lot and underground garage. BUT THEY FILL UP QUICKLY.
Parking in front of nearby shops and merchants is at your own risk and towing is possible, particularly in small lots that serve multiple merchants. 

Overflow parking is available at:

  1.  A gravel lot a couple of blocks east (toward the main mall) at 201 Town Center Blvd. Enter at the driveway into the shopping area (Sealed with a Kiss, Ahead of Hair, and Insurance Doctor) and immediately turn right into the gravel lot
  2.  The main mall (Macy’s, etc) has plenty of parking but it’s a very long walk.



The hotel recommends using Groome’s Transportation for your shuttle services to and from the Richmond International Airport. Reservations can be made in advance at or by calling (800) 552-7911. The fare is approximately $55 one-way to the hotel.