PAST EVENT

Nov 8 - 9, 2012

"At last year's summit we talked about innovation and how we're doing more with less. Welcome to the NEW NORMAL! Technology is the solution to financial and service delivery challenges in government but our IT community still faces severe financial constraints of its own in trying to support, enable and transform government. We have to do the best with what we have - our people, skills, technology and innovative spirit; I look forward to seeing everyone at this year's Massachusetts Digital Government Summit. Let's continue sharing information, be open to others' ideas, and come prepared to solve problems together! This summit is always a highlight of the year for me and I look forward to seeing you there again!"

- John Letchford, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Agenda

Thursday Nov 08

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks


Speakers:
  • John Letchford - Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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


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

Morning Break

10:45 - 12:00PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

BYOD Opportunity and Peril

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


Speakers:
  • Kevin Burns - Chief Security Officer, Information Technology Divsion, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Keith Ferullo - Product Sales Specialist, Security Technology Business Unit, Government and Education, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Richard Gumbleton - Vice President of Sales, Vision Wireless, a Sprint Mobility Device Management Partner
 

The Changing Role of the IT Workforce

Good IT people are hard to findand even harder to keep. Impending retirements and evolving technologies are pushing organizations to solve this challenge sooner rather... more


Speakers:
  • Matt Hale - Assistant Director, Office of Employee Relations, Human Resources Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • John Letchford - Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

Desktop and Application Virtualization Trends

Todays virtualization trends are being driven rapidly by a variety of factors, including teleworking, mobility, storage needs, cloud computing, green technology, maintenance, cost control and... more


Speakers:
  • Edward Bell - Chief Information Officer, Legislative Information Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Tom Wilson - Desktop Transformation Technologist, Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture, HP
 

Big Data, Analytics, and Getting Results

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


Speakers:
  • Mark Johnson - Director, Engineered Systems Program, Oracle
  • David Nero - Director of Technology, Department of Innovation & Technology, City of Boston
  • Curt Savoie - Principal Data Scientist, Department of Innovation & Technology, City of Boston
12:00 - 12:30PM

Lunch

12:30 - 1:00PM

Massachusetts Excellence in Technology Awards

Applaud the winners of the inaugural Excellence in Technology Awards. This awards program honors outstanding achievements and recognizes innovative technology initiatives in the public sector... more

1:00 - 2:00PM

General Session - A Look Around the Corner

If you had to describe the IT industry with just a single word, that word would be change. Change is the one thing perhaps... more


Speakers:
2:00 - 2:30PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:30 - 3:45PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Cyber Threat Landscape

The insidious influence and effects of cybercrime continue to grow as the digital landscape has clearly become the new frontier. Threats continue to get more... more


Speakers:
  • Doug Graham - Senior Director, Office of Risk Management, Global Security Organization, EMC
 

Innovation in Government

In these challenging times, just about any IT service delivery option should be on the table. The clear mandate is to meet customer needs at... more


Speakers:
  • Mark Cleverley - Director of Public Safety, Global Government, IBM
  • Tony Parham - Government Innovation Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

Collaboration and the Cloud

If moving to the cloud results in a mish-mash of quasi-silos and service islands, its not much of a step forward. Ideally, moving to the... more


Speakers:
 

Emerging Trends in Networks and Connectivity

To meet the public's demand for more online services and to provide for public safety's critical mission, a highly reliable unifying network approach is necessary.... more


Speakers:
  • Jason Snyder - Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Chris Williams - Director, Complex Solutions, Lightower
 

Sponsor Roundtable

This session is for the Summits industry sponsors. It provides an informal forum to discuss government IT plans, priorities, opportunities and procurement strategies. Hosted by: John Letchford,... more


Speakers:
  • John Glennon - Deputy Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • John Letchford - Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
3:45 - 4:15PM

Executive Reception

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

4:15 PM

State/Local Collaboration Roundtable

This session is for the Summits local government attendees and selected state officials. It provides an informal and dynamic forum to discuss strategies for cross-boundary... more


Speakers:
  • John Letchford - Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Bill Oates - Chief Information Officer, City of Boston
  • Tim Sullivan - Municipal Liaison, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Friday Nov 09

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:10AM

Opening Remarks


Speakers:
  • Bill Oates - Chief Information Officer, City of Boston
9:10 - 10:15AM

Keynote Speaker - Lessons in Leadership

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


Speakers:
  • Jefferson "Beak" Howell - Adjunct Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, and Former Director of NASA's Johnson Space Center
10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break

10:45 - 12:00PM

Fast Track Sessions

 

Cool Mobile Apps

Its a mobile world, and people now expect to be able to access services and information anytime, anywhere. Therefore pressure is mounting on government IT... more


Speakers:
  • Bill Briggs - Chief Technology Officer, Deloitte Consulting
 

Transformation of Government

Typically, efforts to align technology and business bring more tension than synergy. But economic conditions are forcing new perspectives on traditional roles, boundaries and interaction.... more


Speakers:
  • Justin C. Holmes - Director of Constituent Engagement, Office of the Mayor, City of Boston
  • Bill Oates - Chief Information Officer, City of Boston
 

The Power of Citizen Engagement

The population is getting more sophisticated and demanding about being heard by the government. At the same time, governments are recognizing the many... more


Speakers:
  • Nigel Jacob - Co-Chair, Office of the New Urban Mechanics, Office of the Mayor, City of Boston
12:00 PM

End of Conference

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

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