May 15, 2012

"The 2012 Oregon Digital Government summit is planned for May 15th here in Salem. This is the second year for this event and the first year was very successful. A gathering of this type is a wonderful opportunity to share with your peers, renew business acquaintances and to recharge our batteries as we endeavor to improve services and manage costs in all of our organizations. I am looking forward to this year's event and hope to see you there!"

- Dugan Petty, CIO, State of Oregon

Oregon Digital Government Summit 2012 Overview

For speaker contact information click on Speakers link and locate speaker profile.

For speaker presentations (where available), click on Agenda link and locate session.

Keynote Speakers

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Tuesday May. 15 9:15AM

Opening Keynote - Art of Ironman Success

In Government IT today, success - or even holding on for dear life - requires great toughness, endurance and resiliency. Who better to inspire us... more

Bill Bott uses a team approach to tackle organizational challenges, such as strategic planning, process improvement, project management, customer satisfaction, and problem solving. He uses the same tools developed by leading private sector companies to facilitate change from within the organization. Bill's specialty is in helping to make elements of square pegs fit into the round holes that make up the work we do.

Bill is best known for his role in consolidating the IT functions and staff in the state of Missouri, which saved the state over half a billion dollars in real costs in less than 10 years. For this, Bill was named a GOVERNING Public Official of the Year in 2007, and in 2008 he was recognized as one of Government Technology's Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers. He also received accolades from the American Business Awards for his innovative approach to IT management and was chosen to represent the United States as a young leader by the American Council on Germany.

Bill joined the Change and Innovation Agency in 2009 and now works with public servants across the country. A regular speaker on Project Management, his message of true process improvement before automation is a frequent theme in his writings and in his workshops.

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