Pacific Northwest Digital Government Summit 2015

Overview


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

 

  • Innovation and Leadership
  • Digital Government Trends
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Mobility and Citizen Engagement
  • Data and Analytics
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Services
  • Collaboration

 

 

Opening 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 Stage coach and bank robberies of old have been replaced by heists of personally identifiable information from major retailers, insurers and governments.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.

 

Second Day Keynote: – Communicating in a Crisis - 30 Years of Work Destroyed in 30 Seconds

Anthony_Huey_headshotAnthony Huey, President, Reputation Management Associates

Somewhere within every organization, a crisis is waiting to happen. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next year or even in five years; you can’t be sure what the crisis will be or when it will strike. But you can be sure that a crisis will put your organization’s (or your own) hard-earned image and reputation up for grabs. Learn how to control the flow of information and communicate with the media, stakeholders, bosses, peers and other audiences during a crisis.


 

Registration Information

 

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration Fee per person: $50.00

Registration by credit card only; no billing.

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, Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  lvang@govtech.com

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  hearney@govtech.com