Jun 10, 2013

"Between the presentations, commercial displays and non-stop professional networking, I can't think of a day better spent than attending this year's Digital Government Summit. Collectively planned by Maryland government technology officials, industry representatives and Government Technology magazine, this highly-rated conference will continue to be the best local venue for connecting government officials and commercial partners to share innovative and cost effective technology solutions that will drive public service to the next level. Digital Government Summit attendees over the past decade repeatedly claim that this event is always valuable and fun... and that's a great combination. Don't be left out, register early and I'll see you there!"

- Elliot Schlanger, Chief Information Officer, State of Maryland


Monday Jun 10

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

  • Mike Powell - Chief Innovation Officer, State of Maryland
9:15 - 10:15AM

Keynote - Exploration is a State of Mind

In a fast-changing world, everyone is an explorer whether they know it or not, particularly in government IT. We are constantly traveling across uncharted terrain:... more

10:15 - 10:45AM


10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


BYOD and Mobile Device Management

Though few would admit it, their most faithful and intense relationship in life just might be with their mobile devices. According to research, the average... more

Moderated by:
  • Chuck Bristow - Chief Information Officer, Department of Transportation, State of Maryland

  • Colleen Beale - Technical Product Manager, Data Networks
  • Stephen Orr - Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco
  • Matt Welsh - Executive Account Manager, HP Enterprise Services

The Cloud: Ready for Prime Time

The cloud is all about speed, scalability and affordability but there are other factors that can make moving to the cloud a difficult decision for... more

Moderated by:
  • Elliot Schlanger - Secretary of Information Technology, Department of Information Technology, State of Maryland


Open Government, Transparency and Accountability

Transparency and open government continue to be two of the top priorities in government. Citizens increasingly expect government to be more accessible and accountable, and... more

  • Kristen Ahearn - StateStat Analyst, Office of Governor O'Malle, State of Maryland
  • Harash (Sonny) Segal - Chief Information Officer, Department of Technology Services, Montgomery County Government
11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 PM

General Session - Should Government Try to be Cool?

Getting the attention of citizens in today's world is a challenge, to say the least. Government organizations can struggle in vain to get their messages... more

1:30 - 1:50PM


1:50 - 2:50PM

Concurrent Sessions


The Changing Landscape of Cyber Security

Government organizations are under attack and the stakes have never been higher. Threats are increasingly sophisticated and better organized while at the same time agencies... more


Big Data - You Got It, Now What?

The problem with today's data is that there's too much of it, too many kinds of it, and it comes in too quickly to be... more

Moderated by:
  • Chris Tonjes - Chief Technology Officer, City of Baltimore

  • Lauren Farese - Senior Director, State and Local Government Eastern Region and Canada, Oracle Public Sector
  • Matthew Granger - Manager, Systems Engineering, NetApp

The Network of the Future Is Now

As the Internet continues its transformation from a web of information to a web of connected people and things, the bar has been raised for... more

  • Mark Medovich - Chief Architect, Research and Education, Juniper Networks
  • Greg Urban - Deputy Chief Information Officer - Operations, Department of Information Technology, State of Maryland
2:50 - 3:10PM


3:10 - 4:10PM

Concurrent Sessions


Cool Mobile Apps in Government

A surprising 25% of internet users in the U.S. are mobile-only, and 120 million citizens now own smart phones. This is actually good news for... more

Moderated by:
  • Teri Greene - Director of Web Systems, Department of Information Technology, State of Maryland


IT Skill Sets of the Future

The IT landscape is changing, particularly for managers. Specialization is rapidly becoming a thing of the past as technology evolves too quickly to permit skills... more

  • Tamara Jones-Short - Chief Information Officer, Department of General Services, State of Maryland
  • Renee Kenney - Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Comptroller, State of Maryland
  • Al Short - Chief Information Officer and Director, Office of Planning & Capital Programs, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

Statewide Public Safety Initiatives

The state of Maryland is committed to making a major investment in improving public safety by supporting statewide initiatives. This session discusses new strategies, technologies,... more

  • Mark J. Fletcher - Public Safety Solutions Business Development, Avaya
  • Ray Lehr - State Interoperability Director, Department of Information Technology, State of Maryland
  • Michael Roosa - Chief Information Officer, Office of Technology Management, Maryland State Police
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.