May 29 - 30, 2013

"The Digital Government Summit presents a unique opportunity for IT leaders at all levels of government to come together with one clear focus: improving how IT continues to enable our governments. The Summit is an opportunity to network in many ways with other State IT leaders and solution providers. As a new IT leader in NJ, I'm anxious to meet with my IT leadership colleagues and continue a collaboration style that has been an enabler of IT process improvement."

- E. Steven Emanuel, Chief Information Officer, State of New Jersey


Wednesday May 29

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:30AM

Opening Remarks

9:30 - 10:30AM

Opening 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

10:30 - 11:00AM

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:15PM

Concurrent Sessions


Cyber Warfare - Not If But When?

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

  • Brad Antoniewicz - Managing Consultant, McAfee Foundstone
  • John Essner - Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology, State of New Jersey

BYOD and Mobile Device Management

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

  • Michael McKiernan - Vice President of Business Technology, Citrix Systems
  • Ken Quinton - Alliance Partnership Director, Stoneware, a Lenovo Company

Leveraging Economies of Scale through Shared Services

Where there's a will, there's a way. Technology has reached the point where it can support just about anything that anyone wants to do with... more


Convergence: Voice, Video and Everything IP

Convergence has arrived. A single computer network can be sufficient for all communication needs: voice, video, data, and images, all through the use of IP... more

12:15 - 1:00PM


1:00 - 2:00PM

General Session - Should Government Try to be Cool?

Getting the attention of citizens in today's world is a challenge, to say the least. Government organizations can struggle in vain to get their messages... more

1:00 - 2:30PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:30 - 3:45PM

Concurrent Sessions


Big Data - You Got It, Now What?

More than 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years. In the next decade, the amount of... more

Moderated by:
  • Kevin May - Deputy Chief Technology Officer - Public Safety, Office Of Information Technology, State of New Jersey

  • Dave Ditzel - Platform & Analytics Account Executive, Public Sector, SAP America
  • Shawn Dolley - Vice President/General Manager
  • Dan Paolini - Deputy Chief Technology Officer - Enterprise Data Services, Office of Information Technology, State of New Jersey

Choosing the Right Portable Technology

Is the desktop dead? Not by any means. But its use shrinks every day as more and more people use smartphones and tablets as their... more


Cloud: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

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

  • Odysseus Marcopolus - Director, Architecture & Enterprise Technologies, Office of Information Technology, State of New Jersey
  • Dave Partridge - Senior Sales Consultant, Platform Team, Oracle Public Sector

Download Session Assets


IT Recruitment, Retention and Civil Service Modernization

The IT landscape is dramatically changing. Trends like mobility, cloud computing, social media, cybercrime and outsourcing are all game-changers. Specialization is becoming a thing of... more

  • Wayne Jeter - Education Program Development Specialist III, Division of Administration and Training, Civil Service Commission, State of New Jersey
  • Adeseye Sotemhin - Administrative Analyst I - Data Processing, Division of Classification and Personnel Management, Civil Service Commission, State of New Jersey
  • John Teubner - Deputy Director, Division of Classification and Personnel Management, Civil Service Commission, State of New Jersey
3:45 PM

Executive Reception

Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event exhibitors.... more

Thursday May 30

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15AM

Keynote Speaker - Extreme Makeover - Government Edition

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
10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break

10:45 - 12:00PM

General Session - Sandy: Stories, Impacts and Lessons Learned

Hurricane Sandy swept in with devastating consequences, making it the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Though it battered the entire eastern seaboard, its impact on... more

Moderated by:
  • Bob Desiato - Director, Network Disaster Recovery, AT&T
  • Eugene Kobliska - Principal Technician MIS, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, State of New Jersey
  • Eric Kulmala - Video Engineer,
  • Andrew Tunnard - Director, Operations Support, Department of Transportation, State of New Jersey
12:00 PM

End of Conference


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