"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
Executive Vice President, Center for Digital Government and Government Technology magazine
Cathilea Robinett is Executive Vice President of e.Republic, the Center for Digital Government and Education's parent company, where she regularly consults on editorial direction of its magazines (Government Technology, Public CIO, Emergency Management and GOVERNING) and the major themes of its annual conferences held across the country.
Robinett is a frequent speaker for worldwide government and education organizations, including Harvard University, the United Nations, the State Legislative Leaders' Foundation, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, the World Congress on Information Technology and many more. She is quoted frequently in the press with articles appearing in USA Today, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Forbes magazine and many more. She is also the 2007 recipient of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) National Technology Champion Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to advance public sector information technology initiatives.
For nearly twenty years she has served as a thought leader and adviser to public and private sector professionals, and has worked extensively with both sectors in helping them develop sound and successful strategies in the state and local and education markets.