Massachusetts Digital Government Summit 2016

Sep 12 - 13, 2016
Boston, MA


Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Massachusetts Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public sector 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 timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations and their own career paths.

This Year’s Topics Include:

  • Innovation and Leadership
  • Digital Government Trends
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Cyber Security
  • Data and Analytics
  • Mobility and Citizen Engagement
  • Cloud Services
  • Collaboration

A message from our Keynote Speaker

leverage the benefits of technology and innovation in our work to meet an enormous range of constituent needs. Each year for more than two decades, the Massachusetts Digital Government Summit has given public sector IT workers from across the Commonwealth a singular opportunity to discuss challenges, share best practices, and think strategically about how our work can help drive better government. I hope you’ll join us.


– Charlie Desourdy, Chief Operating Officer, MassIT, Commonwealth of Massachusett





Boston Park Plaza

50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-2000

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

David Bakuli
Department of Economics and Management
Westfield State University

Eric Belford
Assistant Director for Information Technology
City of Cambridge

Lenore Bernashe
Information Technology Manager
City of Westfield

Craig Burlingame
Chief Information Officer
Massachusetts Judiciary
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Crosby Burns
Director of Strategy
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Charlie Desourdy
Chief Operating Officer
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Sandra Edler
Communications Manager
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Breean Fortier
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Gary Foster
Secretariat Chief Information Officer
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Michael Hamel
Director, Office of Municipal & School Technology
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Samantha Hammar
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Robin Healey
Chief Information Officer
Treasurer's Office
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Nigel Jacob
Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics
City of Boston

Tim Kennedy
Strategic Sourcing Services Manager
Operational Services Division
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

John Letchford
Chief Information Officer
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dennis McDermitt
Chief Information Security Officer
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Albert Mowatt
Business Strategy & IT Procurement Planning
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill Oates
Vice President of Perkins Solutions
Perkins School for the Blind

Scott Olsen
Director, Department Assistance Bureau
Office of the State Comptroller
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Chris Osgood
Chief of Streets
Mayor's Office
City of Boston

Jorge Pazos
Chief Information Officer
Town of Wayland

Ryan Quimby
Information Technology Director
Town of East Longmeadow

Daniel Rothman
Chief Technology Officer
City of Boston

Alice Santiago
PMO Director
City of Boston

James Slater
Department of Criminal Justice Information Services
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Kevin Stokes
Chief Information Officer
Town of Brookline

Tim Treacy
Social Media Strategist
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Sean Vinck
Chief Procurement Officer and Legal Counsel
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Karthik Viswanathan
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Curtis Wood
Secretariat Chief Information Officer
Executive Office of Public Safety & Security
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Industry Representatives

Mark Anderson
Account Executive
ForeScout Technologies

Mitch Bernardo
Senior Systems Engineer
ViON Corporation

Nini Donovan


Seth Fox
Northeast Hardware Representative

Robert Grower
Account Executive
State and Local Government

Majid Khan
Managing Director
Verizon Enterprise

Paul McIntire
Senior Major Account Manager
Juniper Networks

Maryclare Querzoli
Client Executive

Paul Shiff
Vice President of Sales
HUB Technical

Tim Snell
Territory Manager


Registration Information / Contact Us


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, (916) 932-1435.

Contact Information

For RSVP and general assistance contact:

Jeremy Smith
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932- 1402

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932- 1435


Boston Park Plaza

50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-2000

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Phone: (800) 225-2008
Rate: $389 single/double
Cut-off date: 8/12/16
Government Technology has secured a small block of rooms at the Boston Park Plaza. Please reference the ‘Massachusetts Digital Government Summit’ when making reservations over the phone to receive our group rate. Group rate cannot be guaranteed after the cut-off date.


The hotel recommends using the GO Boston Shuttle for transportation to/from Logan International Airport. Rates are approximately $18/person one-way. Reservations may be made at (888) 437-4379 or on


The Boston Park Plaza offers both self and valet parking. Valet parking is available for $48 for overnight use while event-only parking (up to 8 hours) is available for $26.00/day. Self-parking is also available at the Motor Mart Garage (directly across the street from the hotel) for $32/overnight and $22/daily.