Jun 14, 2012

"The State of Utah is extremely excited this year to partner with Government Technology Magazine, and the Center for Digital Government to announce the 2012 Utah Digital Government Summit. We expect this to be a tremendous boost to Utah's efforts to promote digital government in the state and to strengthen our resolve to become the nation's most effective state government. We look forward to seeing you at this inaugural event!"

- David Fletcher, Chief Technology Officer, State of Utah


Thursday Jun 14

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

  • Greg Bell - Lieutenant Governor, State of Utah
9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Open Roads Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving

Steve Uzzell is a veteran National Geographic photographer and one of the nation's leading corporate photographers. Steve's award-winning approach to his photographic work is driven... more

10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break

10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


The Future of the Web and Digital Government

Is the Web dead? Long live the internet! The Web was born over two decades ago and has been a source of societal change and... more

  • David Fletcher - Chief Technology Officer, Department of Technology Services, State of Utah
  • Scott Robertson - Director of Information Technology, Park City Municipal Corporation

Using Broadband for Economic Development and Citizen Engagement

Utah is a diverse state, and by necessity it must become a leader in telecommunications and broadband development. The biggest drivers are education, e-learning, telemedicine,... more

  • Bert Granberg - Director, Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC), State of Utah
  • Tara Thue - Manager, Utah Broadband Program, Governor's Office of Economic Development, State of Utah

Social Media - How to Formulate Policy

Social Media policy is important for government organizations to consider as they embark on using the vast area of tools available to enhance or broaden... more


Securing Data in the Cloud Era

Cloud decision-making can be a "foggy" venture. There are external clouds, internal clouds and hybrids. And there is a near-infinite variety of cloud service offerings.... more

  • Phil Bates - Information Technology Director, Department of Public Safety, State of Utah
  • Daniel Kunz - Intelligence Analyst, US Department of Justice
  • Boyd Webb - Chief Information Security Officer, State of Utah
11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:30PM

General Session

Information technology has been going through a rough few years in state and local government. The recession has caused organizations to slow down many efforts... more

  • Alan Cox - Senior Vice President, Center for Digital Education
  • Jennifer Robinson - Director, Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Utah
1:30 - 1:50PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

1:50 - 2:50PM

Concurrent Sessions


Social Media - How to Formulate a Workable Strategy

It's time to stop wondering whether social media has a place in the enterprise and start realizing that social media has grown into a fundamental... more

  • Ben Winslow - Multimedia Journalist, Fox 13 News, Salt Lake City
  • Elizabeth Ziegler - Social Media Specialist, Office of Education, State of Utah

Leveraging Digital Government for Economic Development

When taking office, Governor Gary Herbert outlined an agenda that placed the economy at the top of his priority list. This session is designed to... more

  • Ted McAleer - Executive Director, Utah Science, Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR), University of Utah
  • Wes Smith - Executive Vice President of Government Relations, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

The Transparency of Transparency

Transparency efforts in government got a huge boost from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act(ARRA). Going forward, the request for government organizations to be more... more

2:50 - 3:10PM


3:10 - 4:10PM

Concurrent Sessions


Data Sharing Across Jurisdictions

To carry out their mandates and serve constituents, public agencies rely on the data they collect. While there is no shortage of public sector data,... more

  • Phil Bates - Information Technology Director, Department of Public Safety, State of Utah
  • Spencer Jenkins - Director, Automated Geographic Reference Center, State of Utah
  • Robert Woolley - Chief Technical Architect, Department of Technology Services, State of Utah

Mobile Government for Citizen Engagement

The global market for wireless applications - which barely existed just a few years ago - has already experienced downloads in the tens of billions.... more

  • David Fletcher - Chief Technology Officer, Department of Technology Services, State of Utah
  • Mike Maxwell - National Director, US State & Local Government and Education, Symantec Corporation

What's Happening with Health Information Technology?

Health Information Technology takes many forms including tele-medicine, insurance exchanges and information exchanges. Utah has been a leader in this area for years and has... more

4:10 PM

Executive Reception

Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event sponsors.... more