Sep 5 - 6, 2018
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. COVITS has an advisory board that gathers public sector 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 event. Participants tell us they use inspirational keynotes, leadership discussions, networking breaks, and timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations and their own career paths.

Topics Include:

  • Cyberthreat Landscape
  • Cloud and DevOps
  • Blockchain Use Cases
  • Strategies for Smart Communities
  • The Citizen Experience
  • Easing the Pain of FOIA and e-Discovery
  • Election Security - The Epitome of a Cyber Challenge
  • Emergency Response Trends and Technologies
  • AI Update
  • Predictive Analytics and Why It Matters
  • About Innovation…

A message from our Keynote Speaker

We all take pride in the fact that Virginia and its cities and counties have won numerous digital government awards in recent years. As we progress forward, technology will continue to be at the heart of our ambitious plans for serving Virginians in new and better ways, and we are striving more than ever to embrace innovation and find new ways to get our goals accomplished. Let’s use this year’s COVITS as a platform to join forces, share ideas and be inspired. The timing couldn’t be better. I look forward to seeing you there!

– Keyanna Conner, Secretary of Administration, Commonwealth of Virginia


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Greater Richmond Convention Center

403 N Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 783-7300

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Vengatesh Agaram
IT Director
Department of Taxation
Commonwealth of Virginia

Dave Barry
Executive Director
Commonwealth of Virginia

David Burhop
Division of Legislative Automated Systems
Commonwealth of Virginia

Michael Cannon
Chief Technology Officer
Stafford County

Barry Condrey
Chief Information Officer
Chesterfield County

Debbie Condrey
Chief Information Officer
Department of Health
Commonwealth of Virginia

Keyanna Conner
Secretary of Administration
Commonwealth of Virginia

Mike Culp
Information Technology Director
Albemarle County

Rick Davis
Chief Information Officer
Department of Corrections
Commonwealth of Virginia

Ben Delp
Director of Research Development & Promotion
James Madison University

Scott Fairholm
Chief Information Officer
City of Chesapeake

Wanda Gibson
Chief Technology Officer
Fairfax County

Michael Goetz
Director - IT
City of Lynchburg

Alex Henson
Chief Information Officer
Virginia Commonwealth University

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

Robert Mancini
Chief Information Officer
Prince William County

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

Steve Radabaugh
Director, Service Management & Delivery
Virginia Information Technologies Agency
Commonwealth of Virginia

Murali Rao
Chief Information Officer
Department of Transportation
Commonwealth of Virginia

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

Lana Shelley
Chief Information Officer
Department of Motor Vehicles
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

Charles Todd
Department of Information Technology
City of Richmond

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

Paul Williams
Chief Information Officer
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Commonwealth of Virginia

Anthony Wood
Innovation Program Manager

Industry Representatives

Ben Casey
Enterprise Account Executive

Kelley DuBois
Enterprise Sales
Amazon Web Services

Erin Fitzgerald
Senior Account Executive
Dell EMC

Andy Harmond
Client Executive
Commonwealth of Virginia

Pete Hatcher
Account Manager

Cathleen M. Kiscaden
Senior Account Executive
SAP America

Aaron Mathes
Vice President
Consulting Services

Elizabeth Mayo
Managing Partner
Government Sales

Susan Nosse
Account Manager
Cisco Systems

Pam S. Pitman
Associate Director
Public Sector
Ernst & Young

Travis Sarkees
General Manager
Virginia Interactive / NIC

Erik Schroeder
Senior Account Executive, VA State & Local Gov
SHI International Corp.

Eric Stith
Senior Relationship Manager

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: September 5 and 6, 2018

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration Fee per person: $85

Registration by credit card only; no billing.

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact Alison Del Real, (916) 932-1435.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Lora Riccomini
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1421
E-mail: lriccomini@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Alison Del Real
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1435
E-mail: alison.delreal@govtech.com


Richmond, VA


Greater Richmond Convention Center

403 N Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 783-7300

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Event Parking

Event management has arranged for complimentary, first-come, first-serve parking at the Greater Richmond Convention Center parking garage located at the corner of 3rd and Marshall Street. There are approximately 400 spots available. Please alert the attendant that you are attending the COVITS conference and they will allow entry without payment.

If the Greater Richmond Convention Center parking garage is full, information on alternative lots, parking rates and directions to the GRCC can be found at the following link: http://www.richmondcenter.com/parking/.

Host Hotel

Richmond Marriott
500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 643-3400
Reservations: (800) 228-9290
Rate: $155 single/double
Cut-off date: Tuesday, August 7th
Please reference ‘Government Technology/COVITS’ when making your room reservations to receive our group rate over phone or use the following reservation link: COVITS Room Reservations.

Hotel Parking

Valet parking is available for guests for $27/day. Self-parking is available at several nearby parking lots and garages owned and operated by the City of Richmond.