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Oct 6 - 7, 2014

"The 15th Annual Illinois Digital Government Summit will enable public sector IT leaders to engage colleagues, thought leaders and top vendors. Governments at the state and local levels increasingly depend upon Information Technology to operate with greater efficiency while delivering a high level of service. As a result, forums such as this are essential. I hope you can join us."

- Sean Vinck, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois

Illinois Digital Government Summit 2014

Overview

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


  • Big Data – You Got It, Now What?
  • Anything as a Service (XaaS)
  • Can We Finally Get Rid of Paper?
  • Rapid Application Development and Modernization
  • Creative Analytics
  • Cloud – How to Get In, How to Get Out
  • Transparency and Open Data
  • Application Portfolio Management
  • Cloud First
  • The Internet of Things
  • Statewide Connectivity and Illinois’ Future

Featured Speakers



Cynthia Storer HeadshotOpening Keynote – From 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.


Roger Duncan Headshot

General Session – Energy, Technology and the Future

Roger Duncan, Research Fellow, Energy Institute, University of Texas


Technology and energy are inextricable. They evolve – or fail to evolve – mutually, and their combined impact on society is incalculable. Today we are headed for an entirely new form of “Industrial Revolution”. Technology megatrends such as nanotechnology, robotics, embedded intelligence, smart buildings and the “Internet of Everything” will dramatically alter the social landscape, as will extraordinary advances in energy production and storage. Some of it may be more hype than reality at this point, but there are some serious game-changers already in play and many more to come! In this session, nationally known energy expert Roger Duncan explores the road ahead and discusses government’s complex balancing act in keeping our nation safe, secure and prosperous.


Todd Sander headshotDay 2 Keynote – Future Skills – Government IT Edition

Todd Sander, Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there. On one hand is a terrible shortage of technology workers. On the other hand we hear that government IT jobs might not exist for long, at least not in their current form. So which is it? The truth is that there will always be a shortage of technology know-how. But the definition of “know-how” keeps shifting and the half-life of IT skills seems to get shorter and shorter. The key is to keep your skills sets valuable and marketable, and, if you’re a manager, doing the same for your team. This session examines a variety of mega-trends that are shifting the landscape for the government IT workforce. Some might surprise you. For example, “let’s just outsource everything” is rarely the answer and never a simple one. And the grey tsunami, while most certainly disruptive, is also a time of unprecedented opportunity – if you’re prepared. Done right, you can remain forever in demand in a profession that never goes out of style.


 

Registration Information

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration Fee per person: $75

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 Us

For registration and general assistance contact:

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

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  hearney@govtech.com