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Sep 29 - 30, 2015

"Michigan’s comeback is in full swing and IT is playing a huge part, so don’t miss this year’s Michigan Digital Government Summit. We are celebrating the 13th year of Michigan’s premier IT event for public sector professionals. State government is now making ongoing strategic investments in IT to the tune of nearly $50 million annually, so it’s more important than ever that we collaborate and network to ensure we are all working together to guarantee success. Don’t miss this chance to think strategically and help set the direction for better government."


- David Behen, Director, Department of Technology, Management and Budget, State of Michigan

Michigan Digital Government Summit 2015


Overview

 

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:

 

  • Mobility Trends
  • Leveraging Big Data with Meaningful Analytics
  • What the Cloud Means Today
  • Michigan’s Connected Corridor
  • You’ve Been Hacked! Now What?
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud Dos and Don’ts
  • A Game of Drones
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Innovation in Michigan

 

 

Opening Keynote - Find Your Voice


     


Jim_Meskimen_Headshot
Jim Meskimen, Master Impressionist and Communication Coach

@jimrossmeskimen
Today’s culture emphasizes the value of teamwork and collaboration, sometimes at the expense of the individual. This is particularly true in the IT arena where you can sometimes find yourself stereotyped, or even worse, not taken seriously by potential stakeholders. What good are insights and solutions if your words get lost in the crowd? You need to make sure that you’re heard! Jim Meskimen has spent the past 30 years studying the most famous, creative and interesting people in modern times. In this fascinating and hilarious session, Jim discusses – and illustrates – the traits and methods used by some of the best and most charismatic communicators in the world. Don’t settle for being “one of the crowd”. YOU have a unique identity. YOU have a voice!

 

General Session – Energy, Technology and the Future

Roger_Duncan_headshotRoger Duncan, Research Fellow, Energy Institute, University of Texas

Technology and energy are inextricable. They evolve – or fail to evolve – mutually, and their combined impact on society is incalculable. Today we are headed for an entirely new form of “Industrial Revolution”. Technology megatrends such as nanotechnology, robotics, embedded intelligence, smart buildings and the “Internet of Everything” will dramatically alter the social landscape, as will extraordinary advances in energy production and storage. Some of it may be more hype than reality at this point, but there are some serious game-changers already in play and many more to come. In this session, nationally known energy and technology expert Roger Duncan explores the road ahead and discusses government’s complex balancing act in keeping our nation safe, secure and prosperous.


 

Registration Information

 

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.

 

Contact Us

 

For registration and general assistance contact:

Shayna M. Mayen, Sr. Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1314
E-mail:  smayen@govtech.com

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  hearney@govtech.com