Oct 30, 2012

"The Nebraska Digital Government Summit continues to provide a cost-effective and convenient forum for agencies to share ideas, learn about new trends and emerging technologies, while discussing our common challenges, goals, and success. This Summit gives IT leaders a tremendous opportunity to learn about and share ideas on strategic and innovative solutions that will help solve challenges while enabling government to be more effective. I invite you to collaborate and share among your peers at the 14th annual Nebraska Digital Government Summit. This is one conference that you can't afford to miss."

- Brenda L. Decker, Chief Information Officer, State of Nebraska


Tuesday Oct 30

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Change the Game

We are facing difficult times. The pressure to do more with less, deliver to deadlines, and respond to increasing expectations has - in many cases... more

  • Tim Gard - Author, Speaker Hall of Fame member
10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break

10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


Application Development

If creating great applications was easy, everyone would do it. And while there are millions of apps out there, how many would you count as... more

  • Neema Bahramzad - Co-Founder, Localbal, and Senior, Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Brent Hoffman - General Manager,

Mobile Device Management

Rapid advances in mobile technologies are causing fundamental changes to social interaction, resulting in an overwhelming demand for mobile solutions and applications. But flexibility comes... more

  • Michael Roling - Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Administration, State of Missouri

Data Analytics

The sheer volume of data created today can seem overwhelming and endless. But now each day seems to bring forth fascinating new examples of how... more

  • Dan Nichols - Roadway Asset Management Engineer, Department of Roads, State of Nebraska
  • Dr. David Swanson - Director, Holland Computer Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:30PM

General Session - Extreme Makeover - Government Edition

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

  • Bill Bott - Consulting Partner, Change and Innovation Agency
1:30 - 2:00PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:00 - 3:00PM

Concurrent Sessions


Mobile Security

The boom in consumer technology means that everyone now owns devices that are probably far more powerful and useful than those provided by the workplace.... more

  • Scott Christensen - Manager, Security Consulting, Security Engineering & Business Practices at TD Ameritrade
  • Deb Wingrove - Infrastructure Support Analyst Lead, Nebraska State Patrol

Cloud Computing Best Practices

The media, commercials, even your coworkers still don't seem to tire of talking about the wonders of cloud computing. But does it ever seem that... more

  • Wade Brower - Co-Founder/Co-Owner, IP Pathways
  • Tony Hylton - Managing Director, Public Sector Strategy, Verizon

Network Convergence

Join this session for a look at the development of future network infrastructures that support the convergence and interoperability of mobile, wired and wireless broadband... more

  • Steve Henderson - Chief Information Officer, Information Services, Lincoln/Lancaster County
3:00 - 3:20PM


3:20 - 4:30PM

General Session



Today's virtualization trends are being driven ever-faster by a variety of factors, including teleworking, mobility, storage needs, cloud computing, green technology, maintenance, cost control and... more

  • Brenda Decker - Chief Information Officer, State of Nebraska
  • Justin Ekstein - Senior IT Infrastructure Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer, State of Nebraska
  • Ken Mitchell - Lead IT Infrastructure Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer, State of Nebraska
  • Ken Quinton - Alliance Partnership Director, Stoneware, a Lenovo Company
  • Mel Stockwell - Deputy Chief Cloud Strategist, VMware Public Sector
4:30 PM


Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event exhibitors. Conference times, agenda, and speakers are subject to change.... more