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Sep 1 - 2, 2015

"Please join me at the New York Digital Government Summit on September 1 and 2, 2015. The Summit is known for compelling keynote speakers and thought-provoking educational sessions that address key topics facing government’s technology leaders. The Summit provides an opportunity for state and local government IT leaders to discuss and share best practices, see firsthand the industry’s latest technology solutions, and celebrate the Best of New York Awards. I encourage you to take part in what has become one of the premier technology events in New York State"


- Margaret Miller, NYS Chief Information Officer

New York Digital Government Summit 2015


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

  • Making Your Business Smarter Through Data Analytics
  • Agile – What Can It Do For You?
  • NYS Data Center Virtual Tour
  • Mobility – Better Ways to Service Citizens and Staff
  • The Future of the Cloud in Government
  • NYS Platform Consolidation – The Hows and Whys
  • Building Customer Focused Applications – NYS Business Express
  • The Wide World of the Internet of Things
  • Making it Official: Turning Vendors into Partners



Opening Keynote - Find Your Voice


Jim Meskimen, Master Impressionist and Communication Coach

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!


Lunch Keynote – Change Yourself, Change Others – Mastering Your Own Behaviors So You Can Inspire Others to Shift Theirs


Elizabeth Frisch, Best-Selling Author & Founder of The Thrival Company

It’s so easy to find fault and criticize others for their inability to change. We often get frustrated by our lack of control when working in a bureaucracy or government setting. We feel powerless to get others (and the system) to change. Yet, the key to mastering working with others in this challenging environment to shift their behaviors is to master shifting your own. This fun, engaging keynote provides 8 critical practices to shifting yourself so you can powerfully shift others.


Second Day Keynote – Natives, Immigrants, and Innovators – Oh my!

Jared_Covili_headshotJared Covili, Professional Development Trainer, Utah Education Network

Whether "digital immigrants" or "digital native", everyone brings a wealth of experience to the workplace that can be enhanced using new tools. Technology has reached the point where it can support just about anything that anyone wants to do. The toughest challenge is embracing the process of reinvention, but sometimes external pressures leave you no choice. In this session, author and professor Jared Covili will discuss innovate ways of bringing social media and technology tools into your office space to help colleagues and citizens interact with the message of businesses and government.


General Session – Breach! When Bad Things Happen to Good People (and Their Organizations)

Cyber security is the new front line of financial crime and social upheaval. It is the new Wild West, with hackers divided among the "white hats" and "black hats." Stage coach and bank robberies of old have been replaced by heists of personally identifiable information from major retailers, insurers and governments. Political protests are increasingly taking the form of denial-of-service attacks by so-called “hactivists” to disrupt the normal order of things. Such things can and do happen anywhere, and everybody has a role in preventing, preparing for, and responding to cyber threats. This interactive session unpacks key lessons and learnings from real-life cases with the help of a panel of local experts and engaged audience members.



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:

Lee Vang, Sr. Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435


Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

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