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Nov 18, 2014

"I am very excited to invite you to the 2014 Maine Digital Summit.   As those of you who have joined us in the past know, this is a great, one-day opportunity to network with peers from all levels of public service, to attend meaningful industry break-out sessions, and to hear national renowned speakers.    This summit is tailored for Maine government workers, but it covers industry-wide topics.
I believe that we as an industry understand more than ever the need to work together in this rapidly changing world and the Digital Summit is a great way to start and continue these important discussions.  I hope you will join us for this year’s summit as we together visualize the future and build the partnerships that will get us there.  Together, we have built the roadway for rapidly changing IT services; please join us to help continue the journey."

- Jim Smith, Chief Information Officer, State of Maine

Maine Digital Government Summit 2014

Overview

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:


  • Latest Trends in Business Intelligence
  • Disaster Recovery – Why Should You Care?
  • Transformative Technologies for Citizen Engagement
  • Why Broadband Matters
  • Choosing Your Project Management Methodology
  • Cloud – What’s next?
  • Open Data, Crowdsourcing and Mitigating Information Requests
  • From “Curiosity to Career” - Robotics Showcase

 

Opening Keynote:

Cynthia Storer HeadshotFrom 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 be willing to think outside the box.

 


 

Registration Information

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, Sales Operations Manager (916) 932-1435.

 

Contact Us

For registration and general assistance contact:

Jeremy Smith, Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1402
E-mail:  jsmith@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  hearney@govtech.com