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


Monday Oct 07

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



Concurrent Sessions


Texas Public Safety Broadband Network

$7 billion in funding as well as the 700 MHz D-Block was allocated to public safety by Congress in February 2012 to begin the deployment of... more

  • Lesia Dickson - Chair, Texas Public Safety Broadband Network Committee for Outreach and Education, Department of Public Safety, State of Texas

Social Collaboration/Citizen Engagement/Crowd Sourcing

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

  • Elizabeth Cunningham - District Manager - Texas, Laserfiche
  • Carlos Mariosa - Senior Manager, Government Solutions Practice, Advanced Mobility Enterprise Solutions, AT&T

Business Analytics and Big Data in Government

Information is the lifeblood of any organization, but not all information is valuable. In the face of overwhelming quantities of information, driven by an explosion... more

  • Bob Burwell - Chief Technology Officer, State, Local Government and Education, NetApp, Inc.
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


ROI for Mobile

Rapid advances in mobile technologies are causing fundamental changes to social and workplace interaction, resulting in an overwhelming demand for mobile solutions and applications. But... more

  • Bruce Lee - Enterprise Strategic Opportunity Manager, Sprint

New Models for Staffing Government

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


Classifying, Prioritizing and Retaining Data and Content

In this era of open government, the guiding principle is that electronic records from an ever-increasing variety of digital communications are most definitely public assets.... more

  • Edward Mann - Senior Storage Architect, ViON Corporation
2:50 - 3:10PM


3:10 - 4:10PM

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

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.