Texas Public Sector CIO Academy 2016

Oct 24, 2016
Austin, TX


The Texas Public Sector CIO Academy is the premier leadership event for Texas’ senior level technology executives with the intent to improve their management and business skills and to develop the IT leaders of the future. The purpose of this invitation-only event is to foster discussion and dialogue on what it means to be a successful CIO in the public sector and how to use Information Technology as a strategic tool. This event is a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity for government and industry executives to brainstorm how the latest technology trends can help transform government.

This Year's Topics Include:

  • Best Practices for Security Standards
  • Bi-Modal Operation Approach to Innovation
  • Collaboration and Shared Services – Share Before You Buy!
  • Recruit, Retain and Evolve Your Future IT Department
  • Finding a Financial Lifesaver—Disruptive Models for Innovation and Service delivery
  • No One is Immune

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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

Mike Bell
Chief Information Officer
Department of Criminal Justice
State of Texas

Chris Cutler
Chief Information Officer
Teachers Retirement System
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

William Grote
Chief Information Officer
Department of Agriculture
State of Texas

Joe Iannello
Vice President/Chief Information Officer
Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Joan Kotal
Chief Information Officer
Lottery Commission
State of Texas

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

Catherine Maras
Chief Information Officer
Bexar County

Belinda Mercado
Chief Information Officer
City of Corpus Christi

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

Melody Parrish
Chief Information Officer
Texas Education Agency
State of Texas

Lisa Richardson
Chief Information Officer
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

Jeffrey Smith
Director of Information Technology
Office of the Governor
State of Texas

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

Terri Ware
Director, Information Technology Enterprise & Customer Support Services
Health & Human Services Commission
State of Texas

Cory Wilburn
Chief Information Officer
General Land Office
State of Texas

Industry Representatives

Jim Argent
Territory Account Manager

Mary Brooks
Regional Sales Manager

Keith Corino
Account Executive
Veritas Technologies

Deborah Giles
National Director
Government Affairs
SHI Government Solutions

Rex Herron
Senior Enterprise Account Executive

Erin Hutchins
General Manager and Director of Portal Operations

Jeff Misch
Senior Account Executive
State & Local Government

Ashleigh Raymond
Vice President of Business Development
M Corp

Don Seaman
Regional Sales Director

Ross Shapiro
Director - Public Sector
Government & Education
Verizon Enterprise

Registration Information / Contact Us


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


Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Raquel Figueira
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1341
E-mail: rfigueira@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: $269 single
Cut-off date: 9/23/16

Government Technology has secured a small block of rooms at the Hilton Austin. Please reference the ‘Texas CIO Academy’ or the group code CIO102 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 $28/vehicle over 6 hours. Current valet parking rates are $37/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.