Sep 6 - 7, 2017
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 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 summit. Participants tell us they use the 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:

  • Cybersecurity as an Enabler
  • Practical Cloud
  • Reinventing the Customer Experience
  • Driving Data Sharing
  • Next Generation Analytics
  • Optimizing the Workforce and Workplace of Tomorrow
  • Blockchain 101
  • Smart Cities and the Evolution of Transportation
  • Commonwealth’s IT Sourcing Transition – The Vision and Journey

A message from our Keynote Speaker

Virginia is 100% committed to enriching its citizen services through the innovative use of technology, so we are redoubling our efforts to accelerate the Commonwealth to new heights in digital government. The 20th annual COVITS is integral to our planning because it is one of the few times during the year when we will gather in one place to discuss strategies, possibilities, collaborations and lessons learned. The day and a half at COVITS is indeed time well-spent, and we encourage you to be an active part of the proceedings. We hope to see you there!

– Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology, 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

Dave Barry
Executive Director
Joint Commission on Technology and Science
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

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

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 - Information Technology
City of Lynchburg

Alex Henson
Chief Information Officer
Virginia Commonwealth University

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

Karen Jackson
Secretary of Technology
Office of the Governor
Commonwealth of Virginia

John Kissel
Customer Account Manager
Virginia Information Technologies Agency
Commonwealth of Virginia

Sharon Kitchens
Chief Technology Officer
Department of Taxation
Commonwealth of Virginia

Robert Mancini
Chief Information Officer
Prince William County

Judy Marchand-Hampton
Executive Director, Relationship Management & Governance
Virginia Information Technologies Agency
Commonwealth of Virginia

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.gov
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

Charles Todd
Interim Director
Department of Information Technology
City of Richmond

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

Industry Representatives

Jason Carlo
Industry Solutions Manager

Erin Fitzgerald
Senior Account Executive
Dell EMC / Virtustream

Andy Harmond
Client Executive
Government and Healthcare

Cathleen M. Kiscaden
Senior Sales Account Executive
SAP America

Kim Majerus
US State and Local Government
Amazon Web Services

Aaron Mathes
Consulting Services

Elizabeth Mayo
Managing Partner
Business Sales

Dan McCully
Lead Global Relationship Manager

Rick McDonald
Account Manager
Government, Education & Medical

Erin Moseley
Account Executive
Public Sector
Intel Corporation

Susan Nosse
Account Manager
Cisco Systems

Pam S. Pitman
Associate Director
Public Sector
Ernst & Young

Travis Sarkees
General Manager
Virginia Interactive

Erik Schroeder
Senior Account Executive Public Sector
SHI International Corp.

Bobby Sears
Senior Sales Manager

Greg Williams
Advisory Senior Manager
Ernst & Young

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: September 6 & 7, 2017

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration Fee per person: $85*

*Special 2-for-1 discount available with every paid registration. Please follow the instructions included in the registration confirmation.

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, (916) 932-1435.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Jennifer Caldwell
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1345
E-mail: jcaldwell@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1435
E-mail: heather.earney@govtech.com


Greater Richmond Convention Center

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

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Host Hotel

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Richmond Marriott website lists the Event Dates as September 5 & 6 but please understand those are the Room Block dates only. The event dates are September 6 & 7. 

Richmond Marriott
500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 643-3400
Fax: (804) 788-1230
Reservations: (800) 228-9290
Rate: $150 single/double
Cut-off date: 8/14/17
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.



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/.