Apr 24, 2012

"The advancement of Information Technology in government is critical to the success of our state in education, economic development and job creation. The Kentucky Digital Government Summit provides an opportunity for technology leaders from across the Commonwealth to collaborate on IT solutions that create and promote a progressive, competitive, and globally engaged workforce. Especially during this time when budgets are tight and resources are limited, it is more important than ever that we incorporate innovative technology that helps reduce operating costs while maintaining quality service to our customers."

- Lori H. Flanery, Secretary, Finance & Administration Cabinet and Interim CIO, Commonwealth of Kentucky


Tuesday Apr 24

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

  • Lori H. Flanery - Secretary, Finance & Administration Cabinet & Interim Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Kentucky
9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Change the Game

We are facing difficult times. The pressure to do more with less, deliver to deadlines, and respond to increasing expectations has - in many cases... more

  • Tim Gard - Author, Speaker Hall of Fame member
10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break and Refreshments

10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


Current Cyber Security Landscape

The insidious influence and effects of cybercrime continue to grow as the digital landscape has clearly become the "new frontier". Threats continue to get more... more

  • Varun Kohli - Director, Enterprise Security Products, Hewlett-Packard
  • Michael Viergutz - Detective, Kentucky Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory

Next Generation Services

Technology is transforming government (and society) in fundamental ways as all generations are now using technology not only for convenience but as a central and... more

  • Bruce Hansen - Specialist - EMC Global Alliance, EMC
  • Bo Lowrey - Assistant Director, IT Communications, University of Louisville
  • Jeff Rose - Advanced Solutions Architect, Verizon Wireless

Business Analytics and Fraud Detection

It is no surprise that fraud and abuse are growing in today's struggling economy, something that government organizations can ill afford. Equally expensive to government... more

  • Shaun Barry - Fraud Scientist, SAS
  • Greg Henderson - Government Practice Principal, Fraud and Financial Crimes Global Practice, SAS
11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:30PM

General Session

The Johnson Space Center is NASA's center for spaceflight training, research and mission control. Its workforce of 15,000 includes a hundred astronauts, hundreds of scientists... more

  • Jefferson "Beak" Howell - Adjunct Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, and Former Director of NASA's Johnson Space Center
1:30 - 1:50PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

1:50 - 2:50PM

Concurrent Sessions


BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

The demand for mobile access is exploding at rates previously unimagined. Organizations can expect to be overwhelmed by a wave of personal and portable devices... more

  • Tony Shoyat - BYOD Product Specialist, Cisco
  • Brendan Walsh - Director of Sales - Mobility Application Consultant, AT&T

Application Security and Vulnerability Assessment

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

  • Richard Chapman - Senior Security Officer, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Toni Halley - IT Security Officer, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Conrad Reynolds - Security Consultant, Office of Application Development, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Equity of Access

Digital equity is no longer a privilege, it is a right. Communities, classrooms, families and individuals are at a terrible disadvantage if not connected to... more

  • Brian Kiser - Executive Director, Office of Broadband Outreach & Development, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Michael Mueller - Technology Solution Manager, Windstream
  • Rene TRUE - Executive Director, ConnectKentucky
2:50 - 3:10PM


3:10 - 4:10PM

Concurrent Sessions


Psychology of Technology

Technology has become a common currency and there are two distinct sides of the coin: the user and the provider. Users always want more and... more

  • Chuck Austin - Manager, KETS Field Services, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • David Couch - Chief Information Officer, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Identity and Access Management

A comprehensive security plan has to start with user authentication - both internal and external. It can be a daunting task when the range of... more

  • Shmulik Nehama - Identity Engines Portfolio Leader, Avaya
  • Stan Settle - Senior Information Security Analyst - Architecture, University of Kentucky
  • Glenn Thomas - Director, IT Governance, Commonwealth Office of Technology, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Leveraging Technology to Generate Revenues

In these challenging times, just about any revenue-generating idea should be on the table. Taxes alone won't solve the budget shortfalls, and governments are increasingly... more

4:10 PM

Executive Reception

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