Sep 10 - 11, 2014
Links to Speaker Presentations may be found on the Agenda page under the Session name.
Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Los Angeles 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:
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 think outside the box.
Communicating in a Crisis - 30 Years of Work Destroyed in 30 Seconds
Anthony Huey, Owner, Reputation Management Associates
Somewhere within every organization, a crisis is waiting to happen. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next year or even in five years; you can’t be sure what the crisis will be or when it will strike. But you can be sure that a crisis will put your organization’s hard earned image and reputation up for grabs. Learn how to control the flow of information and communicate with the media, and many other audiences, during a crisis.
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.
Please Note: Registration for this event is now closed, as we have reached capacity.
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