Jul 29, 2014

"Technology is an integral part of our daily life.  It surrounds us and improves our lives – whether at work or play.  Those of us who work in Information Technology in the Public sector feel the pressure and own the responsibility to make sure the services we deliver to citizens and customers truly do improve their lives.  The Minnesota Digital Government Summit gives us the opportunity to explore trends and new ideas, but more importantly to meet and collaborate with other IT professionals dedicated to improving government services.  I encourage you to attend and look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Summit."

- Carolyn Parnell, Chief Information Officer, State of Minnesota

Minnesota Digital Government Summit 2014


Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Minnesota 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:

  • New Tools for the Connected Workforce
  • IT Skill Sets of the Future
  • Building Transparency through Citizen Engagement, Social Media and Open Data
  • Analytics and Big Data
  • Driving Innovation
  • Results Based Accountability
  • Everything as a Service (XaaS) or After the Data Center is Gone
  • Mobile Apps in Government
  • Why Broadband Matters
  • Transforming Digital Communications
  • Location Based Services/GIS


Opening Keynote:

Cynthia Storer HeadshotFrom 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 think outside the box.


Lunch Keynote:

Bob Cameron headshotSecurity Battleground

Bob Cameron, Special Agent, FBI

Citizens really do wish to trust government entities with their personally identifiable information and government really does take the protection of this information seriously. Sad but true, government is a target rich environment for cyber criminals. The vast amount of personal information stored in databases, documents and systems can be a treasure trove for the unscrupulous.  However, even with all the news, there are not enough people in government that fully comprehend the current level of sophistication of cyber criminals, nor the scope of the threat. ALL of government has become viable as targets, even small agencies and jurisdictions.  This session will brief YOU, as a technology leader, on the current threat landscape and how to manage it.



Registration Information

Please Note: Online Registration for this event is now closed. Please register on-site. Thank you!

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration Fee per person: $25

Registration by credit card only; no billing.

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:

Jennifer Caldwell, Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1345

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435