Nov 21, 2013

"As IT leaders in the public sector, we must stay abreast of the latest innovations and technologies to support our customers, the citizens of Colorado. The 14th annual Colorado Digital Government Summit provides us with a forum to share, collaborate and create momentum for exploring innovative, shared solutions that will take our great state forward. I look forward to seeing you there!"

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


Thursday Nov 21

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Exploration is a State of Mind

In a fast-changing world, everyone is an explorer whether they know it or not, particularly in government IT. We are constantly traveling across uncharted terrain:... more

10:15 - 10:45AM


10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


Citizen Engagement and Connected Government

The population is getting more sophisticated - and demanding - about being heard by the government. At the same time, governments are recognizing the many... more

  • Steve Fowler - Director of Business Architecture, Governor's Office of Information Technology, State of Colorado
  • Michele Hovet - Deputy City Manager, City of Arvada
  • Ann Spoor - Founder and President, Talent Lattice

You're Being Attacked!

President Obama has declared that the "cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation" and... more

  • Stephanie Jasper - Channel Manager, Check Point Software
  • Alan Pyrczak - Channel Manager, Check Point Software
  • Jonathan Trull - Chief Information Security Officer, Governor's Office of Information Technology, State of Colorado

Building the Next Generation Workforce for Colorado

Good IT people are hard to find...and even harder to keep. Impending retirements are pushing organizations to solve this challenge sooner rather than later. To... more


Operational Environment for Tomorrow

This 2 part session will enlighten you on what the future will bring to your data center and its interfaces and advise you on how... more

11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:30PM

Lunch Keynote - Should Government Try to be Cool?

Getting the attention of citizens in today's world is a challenge, to say the least. Government organizations can struggle in vain to get their messages... more

1:30 - 1:50PM


1:50 - 2:50PM

Concurrent Sessions


Build vs. Buy and the Implications for the Government IT Community

Should government be in the business of IT? Technology has reached the point where it can support just about anything that anyone wants to... more

  • Casey Carlson - Director, Enterprise Architecture, Governor's Office of Information Technology, State of Colorado
  • Brian Gryth - Program Manager, Business Intelligence Center, Colorado Secretary of State
  • Trevor Timmons - Chief Information Officer, Colorado Secretary of State's Office

Collaboration for Data

While we know that the velocity, variety and volume of data continues to increase, do we really know how to handle it and what to... more

  • Dianna Anderson - Chief Data Officer, Governor's Office of Information Technology, State of Colorado
  • David Bessen - Chief Information Officer, Arapahoe County

New Approaches to Disaster Recovery and Continuity

Recent disasters have shown more than ever the critical role of technology in ensuring public safety and continuity of government operations. Along with significant advances... more

  • Paul Kim - District Manager, Laserfiche
  • Ryan McGill - Business Development Manager, Emergency Response Team, Sprint
  • Mike Rockwell - Consulting Solution Architect, West Data Center Architects, World Wide Technology

Mobile Apps Showcase

A surprising 25% of Internet users in the U.S. are mobile-only, and 120 million citizens now own smart phones and a majority sleep with their... more

2:50 - 3:10PM


3:10 - 4:10PM

General Session - Hot Topics Discussion Forum

This interactive session will feature a panel of experts to answer the audience's burning questions on the hot topics of the day. Tables will... more

4:10 PM


Everyone is invited! Please join in networking with your peers over refreshments.... more


Conference times, agenda, and speakers are subject to change.