Sep 7 - 8, 2016
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.


This Year’s Topics Include:

  • Cloud Options Today
  • Internet of Things and Its Impact on Government
  • Next Generation Workforce – How to Recruit, Retain and Survive
  • The Secret to Engagement
  • Dealing with the Data Deluge
  • Security and the Cloud – What to Watch Out For
  • Social Media – A Love/Hate Relationship?
  • Drones and Government
  • Hot Trends and Cool Technologies
  • Why Johnny Can’t Data


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 19th 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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Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

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

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

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
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 - 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
Arlington County

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

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

Roy Mentkow
Director of Technology
City of Roanoke

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

Charles Todd
Interim 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

Brendon Campbell
Regional Sales Director
State & Local Government

Jason Carlo
Industry Solutions Manager

Fred Duball
Client Executive
US Public Sector
Hewlett Packard Enterprises

Aaron Mathes

Elizabeth Mayo
Managing Partner
Verizon Wireless

Erin Moseley
Mid-Atlantic Public Sector & Education Specialist
Intel Corporation

Paul Pfleger
Account Executive
Copper River IT

Dave Pruyn
Account Executive

Travis Sarkees
General Manager
Virginia Interactive

Ewan Simpson
Account Executive

Brian Yunes
Account Executive

Registration Information / Contact Us


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 Heather Earney(916) 932-1435.


Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Jennifer Caldwell
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1345

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1435


Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

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

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Phone: (800) HILTONS
Rate: $139.00 single/double
Cut-off date: 8/16/16
Government Technology has secured a small block of rooms at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump. Please reference ‘Government Technology’ or ‘COVITS’ when making your reservations to receive the group rate over the phone or use the following reservation link: COVITS Room Reservations. Group rate cannot be guaranteed after the cut-off date.


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 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.