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Jun 11, 2015

"I am very excited about the 12th Annual Tennessee Digital Government Summit! The Summit is the premier event in Tennessee for bringing government leaders together to focus on how technology can help us address the challenge of improving the efficiencies of government services while improving services to our citizens. The Summit provides the ideal  forum for us to meet and discuss our common challenges, share best practices, network with our government and industry peers and have fun learning about new technologies and ideas. I encourage your attendance and look forward to seeing you there."   

- Mark Bengel, Chief Information Officer, State of Tennessee


Robert_Knight_headshotRobert Knight

Principal Architect – Security Consulting, AT&T

Robert Knight has 29 years of experience in information technology, risk management, and security services. 
He is an Encase Certified computer forensic Examiner, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and a Certified Novell Netware Administrator. Robert is a licensed Private Detective in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Robert has volunteered as President of the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance, and as President of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, Pittsburgh Chapter.
Robert is currently a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a member of Infragard, and the High Technology Crime Investigation Association.
Robert has been involved in over 400 computer crime & fraud cases, including racketeering, employee embezzlement, NASD stock broker customer theft, network intrusions, hacking incidents, counterfeit white plastic debit cards, child pornography, SPAM, phishing attacks, malicious code, check fraud, and money laundering.
Robert has extensive experience working with internal auditors, regulators, and coordinating governance of corporate security programs. Robert has managed, and participated in countless multi-million dollar projects and implementation teams.


Jim_Meskimen_HeadshotJim Meskimen

Master Impressionist and Communication Coach


A professional actor for over thirty years, Jim Ross Meskimen appeared in the films Apollo 13, The Grinch, Frost/Nixon, The Punisher, There Will Be Blood, and many others. Some of Meskimen’s TV credits include recurring roles on Parks & Recreation, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Friends, Whose Line is it, Anyway?, Lie to Me and Rules of Engagement. In 2011, the Australian Today Show dubbed Meskimen, “The World’s Greatest Impressionist.” His viral Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices has over a million views and subsequent viral videos have cemented him as a major YouTube talent. He can be seen currently in Impress Me, an original half-hour comedy that originated as a successful web series. Meskimen lives in Los Angeles with his actress wife, Tamara. Their daughter Taylor is also a performer. His mother is beloved actress Marion Ross, who played Mrs. C in the long-running ABC comedy Happy Days