Sep 26, 2013

"Building on the success of the 1st Annual Digital Government Summit in 2012, I am pleased the Summit is becoming the leading event where government leaders can focus on enabling technology to be an effective tool to streamline government and provide vital services to our constituents. With leadership from the Advisory Board, the Summit agenda focuses on technology solutions that enable a more effective and efficient government, provides an opportunity to investigate new and emerging technologies, and offers a collaborative venue for us to meet and discuss our shared challenges. I encourage your attendance and look forward to seeing you there."

- Dr. Craig Orgeron, Executive DirectorMississippi Department of Information Technology Services


Thursday Sep 26

Time Session
7:45 - 8:45AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:45 - 9:15AM

State's Vision for IT

9:15 - 10:15AM

Keynote - Exploration is a State of Mind

In a fast-changing world, everyone is an explorer whether they know it or not, particularly in government IT. We are constantly traveling across uncharted terrain:... more

10:15 - 10:45AM


10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions

10:45 - 11:45AM

Big Data - You Got It, Now What?

The problem with data is that there's too much of it, too many kinds of it, and it comes in too quickly to be properly... more

  • Cory Minton - Senior Systems Engineer, Isilon Storage Division, EMC

Mobile Apps - G2C and G2G

It's a mobile world, and people expect to be able to access services and information anytime, anywhere. Therefore pressure is mounting on government IT organizations... more


Social Media in Government Today

With the number of users of Facebook closing in on a billion and Twitter at half a billion, social media is clearly here to stay.... more

Introduction By:
  • Jenny Bearss - Chief Systems Information Officer, Management and Reporting System, State of Mississippi


Geospatial & GIS Innovations

Two centuries ago, a massive project was undertaken to map the subcontinent of India. It took 40 years. The same project could now be done... more

  • Gary Scoffield - Regional Manager, ESRI
  • Jim Steil - Director, Mississippi Automated Resource Information System (MARIS)
11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:30PM

General Session

Government is under incredible pressure right now. The economic crisis hit us with a double whammy: exponential increases in demand and dramatically reduced resources. Government... more

  • Bill Bott - Consulting Partner, Change and Innovation Agency
1:30 - 1:50PM


1:50 - 2:50PM

Concurrent Sessions


BYOD and Mobile Device Management

Though few would admit it, their most faithful and intense relationship in life just might be with their mobile devices. According to research, the average... more

  • Jared Baumann - Brand Product Manager, Business Marketing, C Spire Wireless
  • Bill Moran - Product Sales Specialist, Cisco Systems, Inc.

How Secure is Your Data?

Government organizations are under attack and the stakes have never been higher. Threats are increasingly sophisticated and better organized while at the same time agencies... more

Introduction By:
  • Jay White - Director of Security, Department of Information Technology Services, State of Mississippi

  • Scott Wells - Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation - Jackson Division
1:50 - 2:50PM

Cloud Myth Busters

The cloud is all about speed, scalability, and affordability but there are often fear factors that make moving to the cloud a difficult decision for... more

  • Ryan Hughes - Cloud Portfolio Executive, Technology, Consulting and Integration Services (TCIS) Division, Unisys
  • Jeff Irby - Vice President, North America Services, Unisys
2:50 - 3:10PM


3:10 - 4:10PM

Fast Track Sessions


Data Breaches - A Look in the Rear View Mirror

Hindsight is golden. After a data breach, it's always easy - and educational - to look back at what went wrong. This session looks at... more

  • Doug Robinson - Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

Flexible Workstyles in Government - Is It Time Yet?

The number of virtual workers in the U.S. has increased by 800 percent during the past five years, and in many private industry companies the... more

4:10 PM

Executive Reception


Conference times, agenda, and speakers are subject to change.