"The 13th Annual Illinois Digital Government Summit will be a unique opportunity for IT leaders to engage colleagues, thought leaders and top vendors on a vast range of timely subjects. Governments at the State and local level are adapting dramatically to meet the needs of a 21st Century society, making Information Technology critically important to the leadership of every state or local government. The centrality of Information Technology to every aspect of government operations makes participating in forums such as this essential." - Sean Vinck, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois"For IT managers and CIOs working in Illinois public sector, this is the one conference all year that you can't afford to miss. The Illinois Digital Government Summit is a great place to learn about innovative new technologies and strategies, to network with your peers, and to be inspired by great guest speakers."
- Greg Wass, Chief Information Officer, Cook County, Illinois
Tim Gard is an internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution. A highly sought-after speaker, Tim's travels have ranged from Bangkok to Boston, from Singapore to Sioux City, and Texas to Tasmania. He has won numerous awards, including his recent induction into the Speakers Hall of Fame - a prestigious honor that has been awarded to less than two hundred people worldwide. Tim's life experiences are both extensive and varied. He was raised in an Air Force family and "rebelled" by serving as a Navy man. Following his wartime service, Tim was employed in various capacities in County, State and Federal government. He became an expert fraud investigator and this work led him to extensively study human behavior, the art of persuasion, and various methods for resolving difficult situations. He quickly learned that humor is an indispensable tool in human relations. He now devotes himself to teaching these skills to others so that their interactions and life experiences can be expanded, maximized, and, most important of all, fun!