Texas Public Sector CIO Academy 2015

Nov 4, 2015
Austin, TX


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This invitation-only event brings together the C-level community unlike any other conference. Developed by and for government, the Texas CIO Academy is designed to address the most important policy, management and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government and the role of the public sector CIO in the State of Texas. 

This Year's Topics Include:  

  • Cybersecurity
  • Procurement Reform in Texas
  • Next Gen IT Workforce 
  • Innovating Every Day 
  • Leading People Through Transition
  • How to Get ‘IT’ Done
  • Communicating the Right Way 
  • Connected Government
  • Mobile Workforce - Citizen Solutions, Devices and Policies


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Hilton Austin

500 East 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8000

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Tanya Acevedo
Chief Information Officer
Travis County

Eddie Block
Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Information Resources
State of Texas

Stephen Elkins
Chief Information Officer
City of Austin

Sherri Greenberg
Director, Center for Politics and Governance
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin

Heather Hall
Interim Information Technology Director
Department of Aging and Disability Services
State of Texas

Joy Hall Bryant
Program Manager - IRM Outreach
Department of Information Resources
State of Texas

Bruce High
Chief Information Officer
Harris County

John Hoffman
Chief Technology Officer
Department of Information Resources
State of Texas

Casey Kennedy
Director, Information Services
Office of Court Administration
State of Texas

Todd Kimbriel
Interim Executive Director and Chief Information Officer
Department of Information Resources
State of Texas

Amy Lugo
Director of Information Technology
Texas Department of Insurance
State of Texas

Belinda Mercado
Assistant Information Technology Director
City of Corpus Cristi

Hugh Miller
Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer
City of San Antonio

Rudy Montoya
Chief Information Officer
Office of the Attorney General
State of Texas

Eric Obermier
Chief Information Officer
Department of Motor Vehicles
State of Texas

Melody Parrish
Chief Information Officer
Texas Education Agency
State of Texas

Jon Percy
Chief Information Officer
Department of Public Safety
State of Texas

Lisa Richardson
Deputy Director
Texas Workforce Commission
State of Texas

George Rios
Chief Information Officer
Department of Parks and Wildlife
State of Texas

Sam Segran
Chief Information Officer
Texas Tech University

Anh Selissen
Director - Application Services, Innovation and Technology Division
Comptroller of Public Accounts
State of Texas

Charles (Chuck) Turner
Chief Information Officer
Employee Retirement System
State of Texas

Dorca Zaragoza-Stone
Chief Information Officer
State of Texas

Industry Representatives

Jake Adams
Senior Sales Executive

Jim Argent
Territory Account Manager

Alex Castro
Chief Executive Officer

Steve Charles
Executive Vice President

Tom Gauthier
Enterprise Account Executive
Public Sector/SLED TX, MS & LA

Robin Haley
Account Executive

Rex Herron
Enterprise Accounts, SLED
State of Texas

Erin Hutchins
General Manager and Director of Portal Operations

Tava Michalik
Client Principal
Texas, U.S. Public Sector

Dave Phelps
Regional Account Executive
Public Sector West

Darryl Ramsey
Business Development Technologist
Public Sector
Juniper Networks

John Spencer
Regional Account Manager

Matthew Walker
Account Manager
Government, Education, & Medical - Texas

Jimmie Zimmerman
Regional Sales Manager

Registration Information / Contact Us


This is an invitation-only event. For more information or to request an invitation, please contact Lee Vang.


Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Lee Vang
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  lvang@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

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


Hilton Austin

500 East 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8000

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Phone:(800) 236-1592
Rate: $249 single
Cut-off date: 10/1/15
Government Technology has secured a small block of rooms at the Hilton Austin. Please reference the ‘Texas CIO Academy’ or the group code CIO113 when making your reservations over the phone to receive the group rate or use the following reservation link: Texas CIO Room Reservations. Group rate cannot be guaranteed after the cut-off date.


Hotel parking is based on a first come first serve basis. Current self-parking event rates are $15/vehicle up to 6 hours and $26/vehicle over 6 hours. Current valet parking rates are $35/vehicle for overnight guests. The hotel parking garage is located on Red River between 5th and 4th streets.


A taxi is the recommended mode of transportation to/from the airport. The taxi fare is approximately $34 each way.