Maine Digital Government Summit 2015

Nov 18, 2015
Augusta, ME


Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Maine 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:

  • Enterprise Analytics – Turning Data into Knowledge
  • Mobile Apps the Smart Way
  • Connected Government
  • Picking a Cloud Partner - Lessons Learned
  • A Secure Maine
  • Agile – What Can It Do For You?
  • Smart Cities and the Internet of Things
  • Broadband and the New Digital Citizen


A message from our Keynote Speaker

It is my privilege and honor to invite you to the 2015 Maine Digital Summit – this will be our 13th Annual Summit. As those of you who have attended in the past know, this is a great opportunity to network with other Maine public sector resources, to meet with industry professionals, and to learn in a fun, fast paced environment. Each year, the breakout sessions get more popular, and the national speakers are always the highpoint of the day. It is so important that we have an opportunity to meet and review - many of the things we thought of as ‘future’ items are now here, and new opportunities are on the horizon.  Whether you are interested in things like 3Dd printing, drone regulations, project management, Agile discipline, IT workforce development, cyber security threats and approaches, or anything in between; you will find presentations and breakout sessions on timely topics.   Please  join us, because we really need you to be part of the discussion. I am looking forward to seeing you on November 18.

- Jim Smith, Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, State of Maine


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Augusta Civic Center

76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-2405

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Marcus Ballou
Senior Member Services Representative
Maine Municipal Association

Douglas Birgfeld
Director Project Management Office
Office of Information Technology
State of Maine

Dan Boutilier
Director of Information Systems
City of Portland

Aaron Chadbourne
Senior Policy Advisory
Office of the Governor
State of Maine

Victor Chakravarty
Enterprise Architect
Office of Information Technology
State of Maine

Jay Collier
Project Login
Educate Maine

John Driscoll
Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Program Manager
Office of Information Technology
State of Maine

Timothy Earle
Information Technology Director
City of Lewiston

Jerry Gerlach
Information Technology Director
City of Biddeford

Donna Grant
Deputy Secretary of State for Information Services
Secretary of State
State of Maine

Cathy Harrison
Application Manager
Office of Information Technology
State of Maine

Cindy Hopkins
Director, Applications
Office of Information Technology
State of Maine

David Lavway
Deputy Commissioner
Department of Administrative and Financial Services
State of Maine

Phillip Lindley
Executive Director
ConnectME Authority

Greg McNeal
Chief Technology Officer
Office of Information Technology
State of Maine

Betty Norton
Senior Database Analyst
Secretary of State
State of Maine

Patricia O'Brien
Deputy Director of Unemployment Compensation
Department of Labor
State of Maine

Eric Plourde
System Support Specialist
Somerset County

Kelly Rickert
Director, Workforce Development
Office of Information Technology
State of Maine

James Ritter
State Librarian
Maine State Library

Paul Sandlin
Associate Chief Information Officer for Applications
Office of Information Technology
State of Maine

Mary Silva
Director of Performance Management
Office of Information Technology
State of Maine

David Simsarian
Director of Business Technology Solutions
Department of Health and Human Services
State of Maine

Jim Smith
Chief Information Officer
Office of Information Technology
State of Maine

Richard Thompson
Chief Information Officer
University of Maine

Industry Representatives

Dan Andrews
General Manager

Mike Begin
Wireless Solutions Architect
US Cellular

David Gersh
Applications Sales Representative

Nick Repp
Account Executive
Maine State & Local Government

Roger Routh
Vice President
Strategic Accounts
Tyler Technologies, Inc.

Summit Exhibitors Made Possible by Our Corporate Partners

Registration Information / Contact Us


Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

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:

Jeremy Smith
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1402

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435


Augusta Civic Center

76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-2405

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Parking at the Civic Center is free.



The following hotels are located near the Augusta Civic Center and may be considered for accommodations:

Best Western Plus Civic Center Inn
110 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 622-4751

Comfort Inn Civic Center
281 Civic Center Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 623-1000

Senator Inn
284 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330
(877) 772-2224