PAST EVENT

Oct 30 - 31, 2013

"We are seeing dramatic changes in technology at an ever-increasing speed. The Georgia Digital Government Summit will give us an opportunity to explore innovative ways to take advantage of these changes. The Summit isn't targeted only to state agencies. Local governments can benefit every bit as much from keynote presentations, breakout sessions and vendor exhibits, and it's a great venue for strengthening relationships and collaboration between state and local agencies. The Summit isn't targeted only to IT staff either. It's carefully structured to help agency business leaders better understand how technology can support their business objectives. I hope you'll make time for the Summit - you won't be disappointed."

- Calvin Rhodes, Chief Information Officer, State of Georgia

Agenda

Wednesday Oct 30

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks


Speakers:
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


Speakers:
10:15 - 10:45AM

Break

10:45 - 12:00PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Big Data - You Got It, Now What?

The problem with data is that there's too much of it, too many kinds of it, and it arrives too quickly to be properly utilized.... more


Speakers:
  • Curtis Carver, Ph.D. - Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
  • Scott Sampson - Director of Information Management and Big Data, IBM
 

Protecting Your Information and Applications

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


Speakers:
  • Shelvia Harrison - Senior Security Analyst, Georgia Technology Authority, State of Georgia
  • Sree Shama - Enterprise Security Architect, Georgia Technology Authority, State of Georgia
 

Virtualization Trends

Today's virtualization trends are being driven rapidly by a variety of factors, including teleworking, mobility, storage needs, cloud computing, green technology, maintenance, cost control and... more


Speakers:
 

Citizen Engagement

Transparency and participation continue to be two of the top priorities in government. Citizens increasingly expect government to be more accessible, accountable and responsive, and... more


Speakers:
  • Donny Barstow - President, MCCi, Laserfiche ECM Reseller
  • Kelly Gonzalez - Chief, Division of Health IT, Department of Community Health, State of Georgia
  • Marc Harer - Contact Center Business Development, ArrowS3
  • John Martin - Chief Information Officer, Department of Natural Resources, State of Georgia
12:00 - 12:30PM

Lunch

12:30 - 1:00PM

Georgia Technology Showcase Awards

Applaud the winners of the annual Technology Showcase Awards. This awards program honors outstanding achievements and recognizes innovative technology initiatives in the public sector throughout... more

1:00 - 2:00PM

General Session - Extreme Makeover - Government Edition

Government is under incredible pressure right now. The economic crisis hit us with a double whammy: exponential increases in demand and dramatically reduced resources. Government... more


Speakers:
  • Bill Bott - Consulting Partner, Change and Innovation Agency
2:00 - 2:30PM

Break

2:30 - 3:45PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

BYOD and Mobile Device Management

Though few would admit it, their most faithful and intense relationship in life just might be with their mobile devices. According to research, the average... more


Speakers:
  • Lee Brones - National Sales Manager, Mobility Management, Sprint
  • Ken Quinton - Alliance Partnership Director, Stoneware, a Lenovo Company
 

Power of Sharing Data

If there is a silver lining to tough times, it's that it's easier to break down barriers and promote collaboration and data sharing. But it's... more


Speakers:
  • Kyle Berry - Program Manager - Educational Programming, Department of Human Services, State of Georgia
  • Robert Swiggum - Chief Information Officer, Department of Education, State of Georgia
 

Cloud: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

The cloud is all about speed, scalability, and affordability but there are other factors that can make moving to the cloud a difficult decision for... more


Speakers:
  • Don Kopanoff - Sales Engineering District Manager, NetApp
  • Dr. Robert Orr - Chief Information Officer, Georgia College & State University
 

Sponsor Briefing

(Industry sponsors only.) This informal roundtable discussion is hosted by the CIOs of Georgia and Fulton County. The focus will be on strategies, priorities, opportunities... more

3:45 - 4:20PM

Executive Reception

Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event exhibitors.... more

4:20 PM

Collaboration and Procurement Roundtable

This informal end-of-day session is for the Summit's local government and education attendees, along with selected state officials. It provides an informal and dynamic forum... more


Speakers:

Thursday Oct 31

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:10AM

Opening Remarks


Speakers:
  • Ronald Barrett - Director of Information Technology, City of Marietta
9:10 - 10:15AM

Keynote Speaker - 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


Speakers:
10:15 - 10:45AM

Break

10:45 - 12:00PM

Fast Track Sessions

 

Cool Mobile Apps

A surprising 25% of Internet users in the U.S. are mobile-only, and 120 million citizens now own smart phones. This is actually good news for... more


Speakers:
  • Carlos Mariosa - Senior Manager, Government Solutions Practice, Advanced Mobility Enterprise Solutions, AT&T
 

Emerging Cyber Threats

Government organizations are under attack and the stakes have never been higher. Threats are increasingly sophisticated and better organized while at the same time agencies... more


Speakers:
  • Bradon Rogers - Vice President, Worldwide Presales Engineering, McAfee
 

IT Skill Sets of the Future

The IT landscape is changing, particularly for managers. Specialization is rapidly becoming a thing of the past as technology evolves too quickly to permit skills... more


Speakers:
  • Dr. Robert Orr - Chief Information Officer, Georgia College & State University
  • Dr. Howard Woodard - Professor, Information Systems, Georgia College & State University
12:00 PM

End of Conference

 

Conference times, agenda, and speakers are subject to change.

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