PAST EVENT

Aug 22, 2012

"State and local governments face many common challenges as we continually strive to improve and deliver the IT services that best support our customers and ultimately citizens. The Colorado Digital Government Summit gives IT leaders a tremendous opportunity to learn about and share ideas on strategic and innovative solutions to solving those challenges as well as enable government to be more effective. I am looking forward to this year's event and hope to see you there!"

- Kristin Russell, Secretary of Technology & State Chief Information Officer, State of Colorado

Colorado Digital Government Summit 2012 Overview

For speaker contact information click on Speakers link and locate speaker profile.

For speaker presentations (where available), click on Agenda link and locate session.

Keynote Speakers

Dianna Anderson, Gov Office of IT State of Co
My extensive work experience in Information Technology has been applied across both public and private sectors. This includes the federal and state government, government contractors, and private companies within different industries. My experience has provided the opportunity to wear many hats, perform multiple roles, work with multi technologies and grow my overall data integration and business intelligence experience.
As the State Chief Data Officer, I am responsible to champion the development, adoption, and maintenance of the enterprise-wide information architecture (EIA) across the State and Local agencies. I am responsible for defining the EIA organization, governance, processes, and technology infrastructure, and for leading the integration of those capabilities within related state business and information management practices. ??I lead and facilitate the creation of data governance principles and best practices, Master Data Management (MDM), Big Data Analytics, Data Quality, Data Integration, metadata management and Business Intelligence strategies and policies. ??
I co-chair the Governance Data Advisory Board (GDAB) committee. The Government Data Advisory Board (GDAB) was created through House Bill HB 09-1285. It was specifically established to advise the State Chief Information Officer on activities and policies necessary to developing the interdepartmental data protocols.

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Sessions

Tim Gard is an internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution. A highly sought-after speaker, Tim's travels have ranged from Bangkok to Boston, from Singapore to Sioux City, and Texas to Tasmania. He has won numerous awards, including his recent induction into the Speakers Hall of Fame - a prestigious honor that has been awarded to less than two hundred people worldwide. Tim's life experiences are both extensive and varied. He was raised in an Air Force family and "rebelled" by serving as a Navy man. Following his wartime service, Tim was employed in various capacities in County, State and Federal government. He became an expert fraud investigator and this work led him to extensively study human behavior, the art of persuasion, and various methods for resolving difficult situations. He quickly learned that humor is an indispensable tool in human relations. He now devotes himself to teaching these skills to others so that their interactions and life experiences can be expanded, maximized, and, most important of all, fun!

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Sessions

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Sessions

Wednesday Aug. 22 3:00PM

General Session - The Colorado Information Marketplace Enabling Technology Solutions Efficiently, Effectively, and Elegantly

The Colorado Information Marketplace (CIM) addresses the need to shift focus from siloed data exchanges to models that create a reusable source of information for... more

Kristin D. Russell is a dynamic and innovative executive with more than twenty years of experience in leading operations, services, and information technology (IT) functions. In February 2011, Kristin was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to serve as the state's Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer. As the Chief Information Officer, she is responsible for the overall information systems function statewide and to increase the effectiveness of government through the use of shared information and technology. As the Secretary of Technology, she leads IT economic development for the state and is responsible for promoting Colorado as a headquarters location for new technology companies and attracting tech workers to Colorado. Kristin also chairs the Colorado Innovation Network Board of Advisors.
Prior to joining the Governor's Office, she was the Vice President of Global IT Service Operations at Oracle where she was responsible for all data centers and computing operations worldwide. Kristin led the organization that provided all infrastructure services for Oracle's internal business operations, as well as the external lines of business such as Cloud Services, Oracle CRM On Demand, and Oracle University. Preceding her affiliation with Oracle, Kristin served as Vice President of Global IT Operations for Sun Microsystems, Inc. where she led the team that provisioned IT solutions and services to Sun's extended enterprise, supporting in excess of 40,000 Sun employees and partners around the globe. While at Sun, Kristin spent many years in various leadership roles within Services, supporting Sun's top customers in the field and providing remote technical support of Sun's extensive platform, operating system, and networking technologies. Kristin has also held roles in customer management, statistical process control analysis and training and development while at Citigroup and Southern Pacific Transportation Lines.
Kristin has a degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, and is a graduate of the Colorado Executive Development in Residence program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Kristin serves on the boards of CTA - Colorado's Technology Association, the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA), and the Department of Business Information and Analytics for Denver University. As a result of her community and professional leadership, Kristin was honored as one of Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2013, selected as the Denver Business Journal's 2013 Public/Non-Profit CIO of the Year, awarded Top 10 Breakaway Leader by Global CIO Executive Summit, and named one of Computerworld's 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders. She is also a recipient of the Denver Business Journal's Forty Under 40 award, the 2009 Silicon Valley Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award, and a finalist for the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce 2011 Athena Award.

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Sessions

Adam Schrager covers politics for Wisconsin Public Television. His career spans two decades with stops at KUSA-TV in Denver, CO as well as stations in La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Schrager is the author of The Principled Politician, a biography of former Colorado Gov. Ralph Carr whose stand on behalf of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor would cost him his political career. The book led state lawmakers to name the new state justice center after the former Colorado chief executive and it has also been recognized by the National Archives in the nation's capital as well as the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles for its historical importance. During his journalism career, he has won numerous journalism accolades, including more than twenty Emmy awards. He served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver and at Marquette University, teaching journalism classes and he has also conducted dozens of seminars with lawmakers on the impact of the media on politics. Schrager has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University.

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Sessions

Wednesday Aug. 22 9:15AM

Opening Keynote - The Principled Politician - A Story of Courage

The story of one man's courage offers timeless lessons for us all, more than 60 years later. In this compelling presentation, Adam Schrager tells the... more

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