Oct 7, 2013

"We are working in exciting times in the public sector of the IT industry. As we continue to strive to be more efficient and reduce costs, it is great to see so many innovations and collaborative efforts in IT, as well as the dedicated leadership from people who are passionate about the role they play. 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. The Dallas/Ft. Worth Digital Government Summit is a great venue to meet and share common challenges, as well as solutions. We can learn so much from each other and I encourage your attendance and look forward to seeing you there."

- Pete Anderson, CIO, Fort Worth, Texas

Dallas/Ft. Worth Digital Government Summit 2013 Overview

Message from Keynote Speaker "GovGirl"

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Keynote Speakers

International explorer, photographer, author, and television host Josh Bernstein has traveled more than 1,000,000 miles by train, plane, bus, bike and camel to over 65 countries, exploring the biggest mysteries of our planet in pursuit of knowledge and discovery.

Josh has traced the Ark of the Covenant from the caverns of Jerusalem to the mountains of Ethiopia, searched for the Holy Grail in the bowels of Nazi Germany, and communed with tribal chiefs in the darkest jungles of the Amazon Rainforest. He has ventured deep underground with NASA scientists to explore the origins of life on Earth and has hunted with alleged cannibals by moonlight in the forests of Papua New Guinea--all in a quest to uncover some of the most fascinating mysteries of our planet.

Josh's television career began when he debuted as the host of a new adventure-archaeology series called Digging for the Truth on The History Channel. The series quickly became the highest-rated original series in the network's history. Later, Josh moved to Discovery Channel, where he served as host and executive producer of Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein. Josh is currently developing a number of new projects.

In addition to his work on television, Josh is also the president and CEO of the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, the oldest and largest wilderness survival school in the world. Josh is a fellow of The Explorers Club and The Royal Geographical Society and a patron of the American Museum of Natural History.

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Kristy Fifelski is recognized as a national leader in government social media and digital strategy.

Kristy works closely with e.Republic Inc., the parent company behind popular industry publications such as Government Technology and GOVERNING magazines. She is also the creator and host of GovGirl, a unique online video show focused on government innovation. What started off as a small blog about her experiences during her 10-year career in government turned into a popular video series followed by government employees all over the country.

She served on the board of directors of the National Association of Government Web Professionals, and her government career included being the web manager for the City of Reno, NV, public relations coordinator for the City of Wheaton, IL and deputy clerk for the Town of Cortland, IL.

Kristy holds a Master's Degree in Communication from Northern Illinois University, where she graduated with honors.

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Senior Special Agent Jeff Shaffer has been with the U. S. Secret Service for over 23 years. He spent 5 1/2 years on the Presidential Protective Division for Presidents Clinton and Bush, but has spent the majority of his career in the area of electronic crimes. He currently is a Group Leader for the North Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force and Manager of their Digital Forensics Lab. Jeff is a founding member of both the Mobile Interest Group and the Cloud Security Alliance-North Texas Chapter. Jeff was previously assigned to Secret Service Headquarters in the Electronic Crimes Branch where he researched Smart Card Technology and managed the Wireless Devices Program. He has investigated cases involving Credit Card Fraud, Identity Fraud, Counterfeit Currency, Checks and other Government Obligations, Narcotics and Telecommunications fraud.

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Monday Oct. 7 3:10PM

General Session - Securing a Mobile World

Every mobile device represents an opportunity for an attacker. Computer criminals have jumped through virtual loopholes to steal identities and sensitive information, as well as... more