Florida Public Sector CIO Academy 2017

Nov 29 - 30, 2017
Tallahassee, FL


The Florida Public Sector CIO Academy is the premier leadership event for Florida’s senior level technology executives with the intent to improve their management and business skills and to develop the IT leaders of the future. The purpose of this invitation-only event is to foster discussion and dialogue on what it means to be a successful CIO in the public sector and how to use Information Technology as a strategic tool for managers, executives and policy makers. This event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for government and industry executives to collaborate and address the most important policy, management and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government and the role of the public-sector CIO.

Topics Include:

  • Leading in Times of Transition and Disruption
  • Tackling – Dare We Say Embracing? – Shadow IT
  • Dealing with Legacy Apps and Systems
  • Building an “A Team”
  • Shooting for the Moon
  • Gearing Up for the Internet of Things
  • Managing Mobile Strategies
  • Moving to Next Gen Analytics

A message from our Keynote Speaker

Last year’s inaugural Florida CIO Academy was of tremendous value to state IT leaders, and we eagerly look forward to this year’s conference. It’s a chance for us to step back from our work, take a breath, and assess our management approach, decision-making skills and technology prioritization. The Academy is a unique opportunity for us to interact with our peers and industry partners in a different way. Please join us as we discuss and forge our roles – in both sectors – to better utilize IT to transform government in the great state of Florida.

– Eric Larson, Interim Chief Information Officer, State of Florida


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Florida State Conference Center

555 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 644-3801

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Michael Barrett
Chief Information Officer
Florida State University

April Blackburn
Chief of Transportation Technology
Department of Transportation
State of Florida

Pete Butler
Vice Chair
Technology Advisory Council
State of Florida

Pat Curtis
Office of Information and Technology
Leon County

Boyd Dickerson-Walden
Chief Information Officer
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
State of Florida

Christian Doolin
Innovation Manager
City of Tallahassee

Steve Evans
Technology Advisory Council
State of Florida

Charles Ghini
Chief Information Officer
Department of Financial Services
State of Florida

Brent Holladay
Chief Deputy
Information Services
Lake County Clerk of Courts

Joey Hornsby
Chief Information Officer
Department of Law Enforcement
State of Florida

Michael Johnston
Chief Information Officer
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
State of Florida

Jonathan Kilpatrick
Chief Information Officer
City of Tallahassee

Damu Kuttikrishnan
Chief Information Officer
Department of Revenue
State of Florida

Eric Larson
Executive Director and State Chief Information Officer
Agency for State Technology
State of Florida

Bill Lindner
Professional Development
Florida State University

Joseph Martin
Chief Information Officer
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
State of Florida

Scott McPherson
Chief Information Officer
House of Representatives
State of Florida

Chad Morris
Information Systems Manager
City of Niceville

Steven Narvaez
Information Technology Services Division Manager
City of Deltona

Randall O'Bar
Chief Information Officer
Florida Lottery
State of Florida

Ignacio Sanchez
Chief Information Officer
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
State of Florida

Bruce Slager
Legislative Information Technology
State of Florida

Doug Smith
Chief Information Officer
Department of Legal Affairs
State of Florida

Deborah Stevens
Strategic Planning Coordinator
Agency for State Technology
State of Florida

James Taylor
Executive Director
Florida Technology Council

Curtis Unruh
Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Agency for State Technology
State of Florida

Industry Representatives

Tony Gillespie
US Public Sector Strategist
ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

Larry Kirsch
Senior Technology Sales Executive

Dave Overholt
Account Manager

Matt Russell
Named Account Manager
Public Sector Southeast
ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

David Touster
Principal Sales Engineer
DLT Solutions

Summit Exhibitors Made Possible by Our Corporate Partners

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: November 29 & 30, 2017

This is an invitation-only event. For more information or to request an invitation, please contact Lauren Anderson.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Lauren Anderson
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1378
E-mail: landerson@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1435
E-mail: heather.earney@govtech.com


Florida State Conference Center

555 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 644-3801

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Event Parking

Complimentary, reserved parking on Levels 3 & 4 of the FSU Conference Center Parking Garage will be available during the attendant-monitored hours of 6:00 am – 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 29 and 7:30 am – 2:30 pm on Thursday, November 30.
The entrance to the Conference Center is on Level 4.

Any remaining spaces outside of attendant-monitored hours will be available on a first-come, first serve basis.

Area Hotels

Government Technology does not have a room block established for this event; however, the following hotels are located near the host facility and may be considered for event accommodations:

Doubletree by Hilton Tallahassee
101 South Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 224-5000

Residence Inn by Marriott Tallahassee
600 W Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 329-9080

Governors Inn
209 South Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 23201
(850) 681-6855

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
316 W Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 23201
(850) 422-0071