Sep 9 - 10, 2014
Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Michigan Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public- 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 the timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations.
If you influence or participate in technology decisions or implementations at any level, you will want to attend. Don't miss this opportunity to see the latest in digital government solutions, keep abreast of current policy issues, and network with key government executives, technologists and industry specialists.
This year's Topics include:
From Analyst to Hero: How Big Data Led to Bin Laden
Cynthia Storer, Former CIA Senior Analyst
Cindy was part of a team of CIA intelligence analysts – dubbed "The Sisterhood" – who discovered obscure data patterns signaling that Al-Qaeda was a coordinated and highly dangerous threat. Though the team raised the alarm, few people listened. Then 9/11 changed the world. Cindy became a key strategic analyst, helping the nation’s policymakers frame their understanding of terrorism and Al-Qaeda. Her pioneering work helped lay the foundation for the efforts of the analysts and targeting officers who eventually found Bin Laden’s hideout, as depicted in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. In this riveting keynote address, Cindy tells the inside story of how Big Data helped lead to the identification and capture of Al-Qaeda leaders, including the most wanted man in history. Her inspirational messages include: believe in what you do, take responsibility, trust your instincts, and be willing to think outside the box.
Michigan’s Strategy for Reinvention
David Behen, Director, Department of Technology, Management & Budget, State of Michigan
The State is on a mission to reinvent itself by becoming one of the most innovative, efficient and responsive governments in the world. Technology makes it possible, and the impact will be felt at every level of government. This session takes a look at challenges, plans, priorities and the critical role of IT in Michigan’s future.
The Detroit Lions – All about Engagement
Elizabeth Parkinson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships, Detroit Lions
No product sells itself. Not even in the NFL. The old adage “If you build it they will come” no longer applies in today’s uber-noisy world where too many things are screaming for too much of our attention and hard-earned dollars. It’s not enough to merely create a brand. In this regard, government and the NFL have a lot in common. Each is a monopoly of sorts yet each might find itself suddenly (or slowly) losing appeal, engagement and relevance. In this eye-opening session, Elizabeth Parkinson tells the story of the surprising extent to which the Detroit Lions go in order to meet this challenge and why their ultimate success relies on much more than what happens on the field.
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, Sales Operations Manager (916) 932-1435.
For registration and general assistance contact:
Michael Shane, Registration Coordinator
Phone: (916) 932-1410
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:
Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Phone: (916) 932-1435