Jun 18, 2012

"The indicators on the dashboard are seemingly beginning to point in the right direction... maybe a lasting economic recovery is just around the next bend. We all need to look for appropriate strategies and tactics to drive to success in this new economy. There is no doubt that professional networking, learning and collaboration are three definite fuel additives that we want in our tank as we continue down the road of recovery. Once again, the Digital Government Summit connects our government professionals and commercial partners to share innovative and cost effective technology solutions to help guide our journey. Spend the day with us and you will leave with your trunk packed with innovative and cost-effective ideas."

- Elliot Schlanger, Chief Information Officer, State of Maryland


Monday Jun 18

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

  • Bryan Sivak - Chief Innovation Officer, Governor's Office, State of Maryland
9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Change the Game

We are facing difficult times. The pressure to do more with less, deliver to deadlines, and respond to increasing expectations has - in many cases... more

  • Tim Gard - Author, Speaker Hall of Fame member
10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break

10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


Government in the Cloud

The forecast is certain: the cloud is hanging overhead and is pretty much unavoidable. The only remaining questions are how, when and to what extent... more


BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

The boom in consumer technology means that everyone now owns devices that are probably far more powerful and useful than those provided by the workplace.... more

  • Dwayne MacKenzie - Systems Consultant, Data Networks
  • Paul M. Thorn - Manager, Office of Management Information Technology, City of Annapolis
  • Anthony White - Security Product Sales Specialist, State, Local Government and Education, Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Collaborate Effectively

If there is a silver lining to tough times, it's that it's easier to break down barriers and promote collaboration. So it's no surprise that... more

  • Ira Levy - Director, Department of Technology, & Communication Services, Howard County
  • Rob London - Director of Solutions Architecture, Department of Education, State of Maryland (representing Oracle)
11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:30PM

Afternoon Keynote - Lessons in Leadership

The Johnson Space Center is NASA's center for spaceflight training, research and mission control. Its workforce of 15,000 includes a hundred astronauts, hundreds of scientists... more

  • Jefferson "Beak" Howell - Adjunct Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, and Former Director of NASA's Johnson Space Center
1:30 - 1:50PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

1:50 - 2:50PM

Concurrent Sessions


Mobile Solutions

Rapid advances in mobile technologies are causing fundamental changes to social interaction, resulting in an overwhelming demand for mobile solutions and applications. But flexibility comes... more

  • Guerdy Charles - Director of Sales, Government and Education, AT&T
  • Sanjeev Gupta - Director of Vertical Solutions Business Development, Avaya

Big Data

More than 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years and is expected to grow a staggering... more

  • Gregory Ferguson - Principal Architect, State and Local Government & Education, NetApp
  • Brian Kenyon - Senior Director, Solution Architecture, McAfee
  • Bryan Sivak - Chief Innovation Officer, Governor's Office, State of Maryland

Public Safety Technology: Strategies and Opportunities

Few areas of government benefit from collaboration and information sharing as much as Public Safety. With federal funding on the wane, state and local entities... more

  • Ronald C. Brothers - Chief Information Officer, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, State of Maryland
  • Michael J. Hardiman - Director of Sales, Mission Critical Broadband Solutions, Strategic Industries Division, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Michael Roosa - Chief Information Officer, Office of Technology Management, Maryland State Police
2:50 - 3:10PM


3:10 - 4:10PM

Concurrent Sessions


Future of the Desktop

The desktop and its interfaces haven't changed all that much for a couple of decades, but some exciting new trends are being driven by a... more


Social Media in Government

With the number of users of Facebook closing in on a billion and Twitter at half a billion, social media is clearly here to stay.... more

  • Zoe Pagonis - Communications and New Media Manager, Governor's Office, State of Maryland

Broadband Update

Maryland is on a "high-fiber diet"! The One Maryland Broadband Network (OMBN) plans to deliver affordable broadband to every one of Maryland's 24 counties and... more

  • Guy Jones - Executive Director, Maryland Research and Education Network (MDREN)
  • Ira Levy - Director, Department of Technology, & Communication Services, Howard County
  • Greg Urban - Deputy Chief Information Officer - Operations, Department of Information Technology, State of Maryland
4:10 PM

Executive Reception

Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event sponsors.... more


Conference times, agenda, and speakers are subject to change.