New York Digital Government Summit 2014


To view speaker presentations where available, please see the Agenda link.

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:

  • Living in the Cloud
  • Building Transparency through Citizen Engagement, Social Media and Open Data
  • Beyond Crystal Balls and Tarot Cards – Business Analytics and Predictive Analytics
  • Mobile App Innovations
  • Building the IT Workforce
  • Are You Listening to Your Data?


Featured Speakers:

Opening Keynote

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The Funny Side of IT

Don McMillan, Engineer/Comedian

Don McMillan worked for many years in IT systems development and saw the humor in technology.  He is here to show us how to take a positive outlook and find humor in both the change and the routine of our jobs.  He will inspire us to question if we do things because “that is how it has always been done” or because it’s the right thing.  Don will get us to laugh at ourselves and enjoy our jobs.  After all, when we enjoy our jobs, we are better at them.  Sit back, relax, and laugh

Lunch Keynote

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Everything Is Connected

Chad Vander Veen, Editor, FutureStructure

Each day new headlines remind us of just how rapidly the fabric of our society is changing. The next great revolution is already underway – the cities and regions we inhabit are being transformed by bold and innovative ideas and by the critical need for infrastructure investment, all of which are catalyzed by trailblazing technologies. Energy, transportation, housing, waste, water and the built environment – along with technologies like the Internet of Things, Big Data, and ubiquitous sensors – will converge into a new foundation on which we build cities of the future. FutureStructure is about what we build, how we build it, and how the things we build connect with everything else. This session offers a powerful glimpse into the future of our society, our cities and our homes.

Second Day Keynote

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Disruptive Innovation in Government

Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

Dustin Haisler will enlighten you about the emerging trends and technologies that are disrupting the way citizens interact with businesses and government agencies in their communities. He will uncover the cutting edge technologies and behaviors that will shape the future of our communities and learn how to prepare your agency for what's next. Prior to his role as Chief Information Officer for e.Republic, Dustin was President of KlabLab, Product Strategy Director for Spigit, Inc., and the former Assistant City Manager and Chief Information Officer for the City of Manor, Texas.

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2015 Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

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