Apr 21, 2015

"Government is big and often difficult for citizens to navigate. That’s why digital government is so important: it’s one-to-one even though government services are for many. So Kentucky’s digital government efforts must be clear, understandable, accessible and easily navigated—with privacy and security at the forefront. This annual summit brings together technology leaders who will share with you their ideas, best practices and trends for the future. If  you work with technology at any level, you don’t want to miss this summit. You’ll see what companies have to offer, learn from your peers and take away ideas to enhance your own digital technology platforms."  

- Lori Hudson Flanery, Secretary, Finance and Administration Cabinet


Miles_Cox_headshotMiles Cox

Director of Services, DMD Data Systems

A member of the DMD Data Systems team since 2009, Miles has been serving as the Director of Services for over two years. He oversees the DMD technical services department, which consists of systems engineers and architects with specializations in server support, storage administration, networking and VMware, among others. Miles acts as a liaison between the technical team and the DMD Sales staff to create value-added services proposals and contracts. In recent years, the DMD Services department has expanded in size and specialization, adding multiple certifications and product sets to our portfolio. As the need for managed services offerings has grown, DMD Services has designed and implemented cloud-based and on-premise alternatives to the traditional hardware model. Miles is a Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute, and serves on the Stewardship committee as a DMD Shareholder. When not at work, Miles is an avid sports fan and film buff.


Jeremy_Ford_headshotJeremy Ford

Executive Director & General Manager, Cloud Services, Infrastructure and Cloud Computing, Dell

Jeremy is responsible for growing and enabling Dell’s global Cloud Services business. Jeremy and his team drive Dell’s industry-leading Cloud Partner Ecosystem of public cloud providers as well as focus on making Dell a leader in hosted and managed private cloud, including Workspace as a Service (VDI).
Prior to this role, Jeremy was the Portfolio Director, Cloud Services, and led the global team responsible for defining and enabling Dell’s Cloud Services portfolio. Previously, he served as a Senior Technology Strategist in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer and led industry enablement of Dell’s alternative end-user computing initiative.
Jeremy brings to Dell over 18 years of management and engineering experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Dell in September 2000, he worked at Compaq Computer Corporation.


Sam_Gregg_headshotSam W. Gregg

Manager, Emerging Technologies, Verizon Wireless

Sam Gregg is the Mid-West Area Manager of Emerging Technologies for Verizon Wireless.  In this capacity, Sam is responsible for go-to-market support for complex data products and M2M solutions. He partners with organizations to identify how emerging M2M solutions can best meet the needs of the agency and end users.  

Sam has over 25 years of experience in the IT & Telecommunications industries, having joined Verizon Wireless in 2003 as an IT Manager. Prior to his appointment at the Mid West Area, Sam was the Solutions Engineer for the Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia regions.

Sam has a BA from West Virginia University and an AS from Penn State University in Computer Science.


Jayne_Holland_headshotJayne Friedland Holland

Chief Security Officer and Associate General Counsel, NIC

Jayne Friedland Holland manages NIC’s legal, policy and technology practices to ensure security of public sector Web portals and online services. She oversees enterprise-wide Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, as well as the Company’s Incident Response Plan. She advocates for best practices in cyber forensics, training technology leaders on the best methods to monitor, remediate, and communicate during a security incident. Ms. Holland provides valuable perspectives to industry trade publications and conferences on eGovernment cyber-security matters, as well as compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Newcomb College of Tulane University and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School.


Sam_Knutson_headshotSam Knutson

Director, Product Management, Compuware

Sam Knutson is the Director of Product Management for Compuware. Sam is a long time member of the mainframe community. Prior to taking his previous position as VP of Product Management for Mainframe Performance Solutions at CA Technologies, Sam led the mainframe team at GEICO where he was also a Compuware customer. He also worked as a senior developer at Landmark Systems. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors for SHARE, the world's first and longest-running user computer group.


Matt Lawson

Principal Architect, State and Local Government and Education (SLED), NetApp

For over 15 years, Matt has been an information technology professional, primarily in support of higher education. He joined the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) in 2003 and served as their director for enterprise infrastructure. During his tenure with the VCCS, Matt served as Vice President for Information Technology at Thomas Nelson Community College, one of the VCCS member institutions. Matt holds a Masters of Information Systems Management and Bachelors in Business Management from Brigham Young University. Currently, Matt is a principal architect for NetApp U.S. Public Sector focusing on SLED customers. His areas of focus include virtualization, disaster recovery technologies, enterprise storage, and green data centers.


Tim Lonsway

Public Sector Business Director, CBTS

Tim Lonsway leverages over 20 years of successful cloud and managed services experience in executing his current role as Public Sector Business Director for CBTS in the tri-state region (KY, OH and IN). In addition to his current domestic role, Tim was responsible for the EMEA region of a multi-national managed service provider organization. Specializing in life cycle management of bespoke cloud services designed around the achievement of business objectives, Tim drives sustainable alliances with and for customers and partners.


Matt_McBroom_headshotMatt McBroom

Systems Engineer, Government Education and Medical, Avaya

Matthew McBroom has over 15 years of experience in information technology and telecommunications. He has had responsibilities for technical support, system integration, and solution design and engineering. Matt is currently a Systems Engineer with Avaya where provides presales engineering and design support for customers in Government, Education, and Medical markets. Matt is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where he earned his BBA in Computer Information Systems.


Jim_Meskimen_HeadshotJim Meskimen

Master Impressionist and Communication Coach

Today’s culture emphasizes the value of teamwork and collaboration, sometimes at the expense of the individual. This is particularly true in the IT arena where you can sometimes find yourself stereotyped, or even worse, not taken seriously by potential stakeholders. What good are insights and solutions if your words get lost in the crowd? You need to make sure that you’re heard! Jim Meskimen has spent the past 30 years studying the most famous, creative and interesting people in modern times. In this fascinating and hilarious session, Jim discusses – and illustrates – the traits and methods used by some of the best and most charismatic communicators in the world. Don’t settle for being “one of the crowd”. YOU have a unique identity. YOU have a voice!


Paul_Steel_headshotPaul Steel

Application Specialist, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), AT&T

Paul is an Application Specialist for AT&T’s Industrial Internet of Things Solutions group.  Paul is responsible for working with AT&T’s larger enterprises on their IIoT strategy. That strategy includes the overall design, deployment, hardware selection and application development. Paul also works closely with our AT&T Foundry in Plano, TX. The Foundry allows access to world class labs and resources to accelerate both software and hardware prototyping and to expedite time to market of innovative connected products. In addition to IIoT solutions, Paul provides technical support for AT&T's CargoView with FlightSafe© covering both the portal and API development. Before AT&T, Paul lead the Technical Account team for BlackBerry for the United States and Canada.