"I am excited to invite you to the 2013 Maine Digital Summit. We expect an excellent program with engaging keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions and opportunities for networking. The Summit is a great chance to share ideas and solutions, and make connections. This is a critical time in our industry - we need to be learning, sharing, and working together. The challenges before us have never been greater, but the spirit in our industry to work together is also great. We are really building those public / private partnerships that will be critical for us moving forward. We are seeing the effectiveness of those partnerships already, whether it is to encourage the next generation of IT resources (Project Login), or building a unified cyber security response (UMaine Cyber Security lab), or talented young people building systems to improve communication between government and its citizens (Code for America).
I hope you will be able to join us, and build tomorrow's solutions and partnerships; the Digital Summit is the right foundation to help us move forward together."
- Jim Smith, Chief Information Officer for the State of Maine