Kentucky Digital Government Summit 2018

Apr 17, 2018
Frankfort, KY


Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Kentucky Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public sector 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 inspirational keynotes, leadership discussions, networking breaks, and timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations and their own career paths.

Topics Include:

  • Privacy vs. Security: Where Do We Draw the Line?
  • Building an “A Team”
  • Not Your Grandfather’s GIS
  • Data Sharing – It’s Good for IT and Great for Business
  • Blockchain 101
  • FirstNet and Next-Gen Communications
  • What’s in It for the Public?
  • The Future of Connectivity in Kentucky
  • Data to the Rescue

A message from our Keynote Speaker

2018 ushers in a significant change in the way the Commonwealth provides Information Technology services. Therefore, this is an exciting time to help plan the 18th annual Kentucky Digital Government Summit! The summit provides a valuable opportunity to bring everyone together for a day of collaboration and education. Government IT faces unique challenges and this is a needed opportunity to share with each other. Let’s challenge ourselves and our teams to embrace new thinking, deploy new technologies, and improve technology platforms to make government more accessible to citizens. There is no better way to accomplish this than getting together on April 17th in Frankfort. See you there!

- Charles E. Grindle, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Kentucky


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Capital Plaza Hotel

405 Wilkinson Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 227-5100

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Maj. Janet Barnett
Chief Information Officer
Technical Services Division
Kentucky State Police

Jim Barnhart
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Commonwealth Office of Technology
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Mark Bunning
Deputy Secretary
Finance & Administration Cabinet
Commonwealth of Kentucky

David Carter
Chief Information Security Officer
Commonwealth Office of Technology
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Denver Collett
Information Technology and Support Services
Commonwealth of Kentucky

David Couch
Associate Commissioner of KY K-12
Department of Education
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Wendy Dixie
Chief Information Officer
Information Technology
Kentucky State University

Jim Fowler
Chief Technology Officer
Miller Information Technology Center
University of Louisville

Doyle Friskney
University of Kentucky

Heather Gate
Director of Digital Inclusion
Connected Nation

Mack Gillim
Executive Director - Office of Processing and Enforcement
Department of Revenue
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Charles E. Grindle, Ph.D.
Chief Information Officer
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Rob Guckenberger
Executive Director, Office of Application Development
Commonwealth Office of Technology
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Kathy Harp
Chief Information Officer
Department of Agriculture
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Stuart Johnston
Executive Director and Cabinet Information Technology Officer
Education and Workforce Investment Cabinet
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Kenneth Jones
Deputy Executive Director, OIT
Transportation Cabinet
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Brian Kiser
Implementation & Court Services Project Manager
Administrative Office of the Courts
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Greg McCall
Staff Advisor
Commonwealth Office of Technology
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Mike Nugent
Director of Technical Services
Lexington Consolidated

Chris Pedersen
Vice President
Development & Planning
Connected Nation

Robbie Perkins
Director, Division of Technology Services
Personnel Cabinet
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Robert E. Putt
Chief Data Officer
Commonwealth Office of Technology
Finance and Administration Cabinet
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Chris Seidt
Information Technology
Louisville Metro Government

Beth Shields
Kentucky State Archivist
Department for Libraries & Archives
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Grace Simrall
Chief of Civic Innovation
Louisville Metro Government

Tom Sparkman
IT Director
Auditor of Public Accounts
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Phil St. John
Division of Enterprise Governance
Office of IT Governance and Architecture
Commonwealth Office of Technology

David Summerfield
Director of Information Technology
Clerk's Office
Jefferson County

Roy Terry
Director of Enterprise Governance
Commonwealth Office of Technology
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Aldona Valicenti
Chief Information Officer
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

Rick Woodruff
Executive Director - Office of Infrastructure Services
Commonwealth Office of Technology
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Industry Representatives

Billy Forsyth
Sales Manager

Vivek Jain
Sp. Master

Kendall Kassinger
Staffing Account Executive

Mike Logan
Senior Account Executive

Mandy McQuade
Major Account Manager

Lee Tompkins
General Manager
Kentucky Interactive

Tom Wampler
Account Executive
Public Sector KY & TN
SHI International Corp.

Brad Watkins
Account Executive
Dell EMC

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: April 17, 2018

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration Fee per person: $25

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, (916) 932-1435.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Raquel Figueira
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1341
E-mail: rfigueira@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1435
E-mail: heather.earney@govtech.com


Frankfort, KY


Capital Plaza Hotel

405 Wilkinson Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 227-5100

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Phone: (502) 227-5100
Rate: $92.00 single/double
Cut-off Date: 4/1/18
Please reference ‘Government Technology’ or the ‘Kentucky Digital Government Summit’ when making reservations to receive our group rate or enter the Group Code ‘2626’ online at www.capitalplazaky.com.


The hotel offers complimentary parking for all guests in the attached parking garage.