Georgia Digital Government Summit 2015

Sep 22 - 23, 2015
Atlanta, GA


Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Georgia 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:

  • New Topics
  • Cloud Today – What It Means for the Business of Government
  • Leveraging Big Data with Meaningful Analytics
  • Disruptive Technologies – Where Are the Flying Cars?
  • Cyber Security: How Do I know When I’m Doing Enough?
  • Taking Mobility from Strategy to Implementation
  • Data and the Cloud
  • Game of Drones
  • The New IT Leader
  • Securing Georgia


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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Tameka Allen
Director of Information Technology
City of Augusta

Felecia Alston Green
Deputy Director for Applications
DeKalb County

John Barmann
Chief Information Officer
Department of Administrative Services
State of Georgia

Ronald Barrett
Director of Information Technology
City of Marietta & Marietta BLW

Ken Bernard
Network Support Engineer
Center for Advanced Communications Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology

Lynn Bolton
Director, Information Technology
Department of Audits
State of Georgia

Paula Calhoun
Director of Communications
Georgia Technology Authority
State of Georgia

Aracelis Caraballo
Director, Information Technology
Office of the Attorney General
State of Georgia

Irving Corrales
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Georgia State University

Steven Ferguson
Chief Information Officer
Technical College System of Georgia

Tom Fruman
Senior Officer - Enterprise Governance & Planning
Georgia Technology Authority
State of Georgia

Vince Harris
Chief Information Officer
Department of Community Health
State of Georgia

Jeffrey Hill
Chief Information Officer
Department of Transportation
State of Georgia

Dean Johnson
Chief Operating Officer
Georgia Technology Authority
State of Georgia

Shin Kim
Assistant Director of Enterprise Applications
Fulton County

Venkat Krishnan
Chief Information Officer
Department of Human Services
State of Georgia

Nigel Lange
Technology Director
Department of Public Safety
State of Georgia

John Martin
Chief Information Officer
Department of Natural Resources
State of Georgia

Jeff May
Chief Information Officer
Department of Labor
State of Georgia

Patrick Moore
Chair, Government Technology Society
Technology Association of Georgia

Dr. Steve Nichols
Chief Technology Officer
Georgia Technology Authority
State of Georgia

Dr. Robert L. Orr
Chief Information Officer
Georgia College & State University

Calvin Rhodes
Chief Information Officer
State of Georgia

Melody Richards
Project Management Manager & PS Program Director
State Accounting Office
State of Georgia

Paul Ruth
Chief Information Officer
Department of Public Health
State of Georgia

William Rutherford
Information Technology Director
Department of Community Affairs
State of Georgia

Samir Saini
Chief Information Officer
City of Atlanta

Bob Swiggum
Chief Information Officer
Department of Education
State of Georgia

Kym Vrooman
Information Security Officer
Department of Drivers Services
State of Georgia

Joe Webb
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia Technology Authority
State of Georgia

Dr. Howard C. Woodard
Professor, Information Systems
Georgia College & State University

Industry Representatives

Trevor Golden
Account Executive

Jon Langkopf
Territory Account Manager

Brad McCain

Strategic Account Manager

Glenn Moss
Enterprise Client Executive
State & Local Government - GA & TN

Mark Roberts
Sales Director

Lauren Rosenbaum

John Rowland
Business Unit Executive
State of GA, Government & Education

Derek Sharp
Partner and Senior Vice President
Navigator Management Partners

Tim Sheehan
National Account Manager

Suzanne Shinnick
Sales Manager
State, Local & Education

Registration Information / Contact Us


Open to Public Sector only.

Registration Fee per person: $25.00

Registration by credit card only; no billing.

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 Information 

For registration and general assistance contact:

Raquel Figueira, Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1341

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

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


The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

3391 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 365-0065

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Rate: $199.00 single/double
Cut-off Date: 8/30/15
Government Technology has secured a small block of rooms at The Westin Buckhead. Please reference ‘Government Technology' when making reservations to receive the group rate over the phone or use the following reservation link: GA Digital Government Summit. Group rate cannot be guaranteed after the cut-off date.



The hotel offers discounted self-parking for $10/day or valet parking for $17/day. Overnight parking is offered at $24 for self-parking and $34 for valet.



The hotel does not offer a shuttle service but recommends using the Atlanta Airport Shuttle Service for transportation to/from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Rates are approximately $21.00 per person one way and $37 round trip. Reservations may be made at (877) 799-3224 or on