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Oct 15, 2014

"As a Public Sector IT leader, the biggest challenge I face is keeping up with the pace of change in a stagnant budget environment.  IT is called upon to "get ‘er done" without the business unit seeing IT’s pain.  The Dallas/Ft.  Worth Digital Government Summit provides me a great opportunity to hear new creative approaches my peers are taking towards business challenges in my similar environment.  The networking and exchanging of ideas is invaluable in todays’ fast paced IT environment.  I look forward to this event every year and believe you will too.

- Dennis John, CIO, City of Arlington, TX

Dallas/Ft. Worth Digital Government Summit 2014

Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Dallas / Fort Worth Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public- and private-sector leaders to create an agenda designed to make that passion relevant and actionable to the state and local government organizations attending the summit. Participants tell us they use the inspirational keynotes, leadership discussions, networking breaks, and the timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations.

If you influence or participate in technology decisions or implementations at any level, you will want to attend.  Don't miss this opportunity to see the latest in digital government solutions, keep abreast of current policy issues, and network with key government executives, technologists and industry specialists.

This year's Topics include:

  • Cool Mobile App Strategies
  • Cyber Security Trends
  • Living in the Cloud
  • Are You Listening to Your Data?
  • Social Media Is Public Record
  • CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Systems) Compliance Upda
  • Economic Development
  • Location Based Services/GIS
  • Code-a-thons and the ROI of Pizza and Mountain Dew


Opening Keynote:

Cynthia Storer HeadshotFrom Analyst to Hero: How Big Data Led to Bin Laden

Cynthia Storer, Former CIA Senior Analyst

Cindy was part of a team of CIA intelligence analysts – dubbed "The Sisterhood" – who discovered obscure data patterns signaling that Al-Qaeda was a coordinated and highly dangerous threat. Though the team raised the alarm, few people listened. Then 9/11 changed the world. Cindy became a key strategic analyst, helping the nation’s policymakers frame their understanding of terrorism and Al-Qaeda. Her pioneering work helped lay the foundation for the efforts of the analysts and targeting officers who eventually found Bin Laden’s hideout, as depicted in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. In this riveting keynote address, Cindy tells the inside story of how Big Data helped lead to the identification and capture of Al-Qaeda leaders, including the most wanted man in history. Her inspirational messages include: believe in what you do, take responsibility, trust your instincts, and be willing to think outside the box.


Lunch Keynote:

Chad Vander Veen headshotEverything is Connected

Chad Vander Veen, Editor, FutureStructure

Each day new headlines remind us of just how rapidly the fabric of our society is changing. The next great revolution is already underway – the cities and regions we inhabit are being transformed by bold and innovative ideas and by the critical need for infrastructure investment, all of which are catalyzed by trailblazing technologies. Energy, transportation, housing, waste, water and the built environment – along with technologies like the Internet of Things, Big Data, and ubiquitous sensors – will converge into a new foundation on which we build cities of the future. FutureStructure is about what we build, how we build it, and how the things we build connect with everything else. This session offers a powerful glimpse into the future of our society, our cities and our homes.



Registration Information

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager (916) 932-1435.


Contact Us

For registration and general assistance contact:

Michael Shane, Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1410

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435