Oct 15, 2012

"Although the economy is gradually improving, we're still having to provide the services essential to our citizens and need to continue to find ways to do more with less. As we strive to move forward while continuing to make the best use of our scarce resources, a great way to continue to provide the much needed services of our citizens and fellow government employees, is to learn from our peers what has worked well and even what has not worked so well. There are a lot of innovative ways others are using technology to achieve their goals-from improved service to overcoming staff or funding shortages to collaborating on joint efforts. The Dallas/Ft. Worth Digital Government Summit is a great venue to meet and share common challenges, as well as solutions. I encourage your attendance and look forward to meeting you there"

- Pete Anderson, CIO, Fort Worth, Texas


Monday Oct 15

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Change the Game

We are facing difficult times. The pressure to do more with less, deliver to deadlines, and respond to increasing expectations has - in many cases... more

  • Tim Gard - Author, Speaker Hall of Fame member
10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break

10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


Business Analytics and Big Data in Government

As Governments look to Big Data to answer harder and larger questions there is a need to analyze and understand all the information. In the... more


Social Media: Practical, Powerful

Social media is much more than 140 characters and it's time to stop wondering whether it has a place in the enterprise and start realizing... more

  • Christopher Cook - Sergeant, Police Office of Communication, Arlinton Police Department
  • Zhivonni McDonnell - Officer, Police Office of Communication, Arlington Police Department

Security - How to Avoid Being the Next Headline

The security environment is becoming increasingly complex due to factors such as transparency, shared services, data sharing, mobility, cloud computing and social networking - all... more

  • Lucas J. Morris, CISSP - Manager, Risk Consulting Group, Security and Privacy Delivery Unit, Crowe Horwath LLP
11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:30PM

Lunch Keynote - Lessons in Leadership

The Johnson Space Center is NASA's center for spaceflight training, research and mission control. Its workforce of 15,000 includes a hundred astronauts, hundreds of scientists... more

  • Jefferson "Beak" Howell - Adjunct Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, and Former Director of NASA's Johnson Space Center
1:30 - 1:50PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments


Concurrent Sessions


Storage Trends

Enterprises are entering a new era of scale, where the amount of data processed and stored is breaking down every architectural construct in the storage... more


Cloudy with Chance of Success

The forecast is certain: the cloud is hanging overhead and is pretty much unavoidable. The only remaining questions are how, when and to what extent... more

  • Daniel Diltz - Vice President
  • Jason Porter - Assistant Vice President, Cloud Computing, Hosting, Applications and Cloud Solutions, AT&T

Texas on the Go

As a society empowered with mobile technology, we have the potential to change how services are delivered to government employees and the citizens they serve.... more

2:50 - 3:10PM


3:10 - 4:10PM

General Session - The CIO's Perspective: Leading Government

Leading in the public sector has always been challenging, but perhaps even more so today. Revenues have been decreasing for years, public sentiment about government... more

4:10 PM


Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event sponsors. Conference times, agenda, and speakers are subject to change.... more