Jun 11, 2013

"Utah citizens have come to expect their government to provide digital services at a high level. New technologies are making it possible to provide access to these services anywhere and at any time. The Utah Digital Government Summit provides a unique setting to explore the opportunities and challenges facing state and local government as we work together to make government more efficient and provide better service to an increasingly mobile public. This conference is not just for technologists but for anyone interested in how we can leverage technology to improve government."

- Mark VanOrden, State of Utah Chief Information Officer


Tuesday Jun 11

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Exploration is a State of Mind

In a fast-changing world, everyone is an explorer whether they know it or not, particularly in government IT. We are constantly traveling across uncharted terrain:... more

10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break

10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


Mobility for Government

Employee mobility is an issue that has taken on a whole new meaning as the nature of the workplace continues to evolve. Employees today are... more

  • David Fletcher - Chief Technology Officer, Department of Technology Services, State of Utah
  • Michael Lane - Mobile Solutions Engineer, Engineering, Sprint

Current Security Breaches and Future Threats

As the news reminds us almost daily, the security environment is becoming increasingly complex due to factors such as transparency, shared services, data sharing, mobility,... more

Moderated by:
  • Paul Laurent - Director of Cybersecurity Strategy, Oracle Public Sector

  • Cheney Eng-Tow - Special Agent, FBI- Salt Lake City Division
  • Tim Hastings - Chief Information Security Officer, State of Utah
  • Greg Pepper - Head of Security Engineering, West, Check Point

Super Computing

Supercomputers play a significant and growing role in a variety of areas important to the nation. They are used to address challenging science and technology... more

  • Professor Julio Facelli - Director, Center for High Performance Computing and Acting Chair, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are an indispensable part of government services, yet its powerful potential can go untapped. This session will take you on a... more

  • Bert Granberg - Director, Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC), State of Utah
  • Frank Pisani - GIS Manager, Engineering Technical Services - Project Development, Department of Transportation, State of Utah
11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:30PM

General Session - Should Government Try to be Cool?

Getting the attention of citizens in today's world is a challenge, to say the least. Government organizations can struggle in vain to get their messages... more

1:30 - 1:50PM


1:50 - 2:50PM

Concurrent Sessions


Mobility for Citizens

The time has come to take mobile apps to the next level with true, real-time connectivity. From real-time, multi-user interaction and collaboration to building apps... more

  • David Fletcher - Chief Technology Officer, Department of Technology Services, State of Utah

Design Metrics

Creating a website takes a range of skills. Simply having the ability to put content online is not enough. Just as a writer needs a... more

  • Kristy Fifelski - GovGirl Blogger & Digital Government Expert
  • Robert Woolley - Chief Technical Architect, Department of Technology Services, State of Utah

Ed Tech

Kids are growing up in a world filled with ubiquitous mobile devices and access to the world's knowledge literally at their finger tips. We are... more

2:50 - 3:10PM


3:10 - 4:15PM

Fast Track Sessions


IT Security

The current trajectory of the security landscape demands a high level of vigilance. Security experts must apply a new set of fundamentals to protect the... more

  • Timothy R. Rand - Principal Practice Lead, Advanced Cyber Defense, RSA Security

Social Media

Hopefully your agency is already in the social media space and might be interacting with citizens, but how meaningful are your engagements? How do they... more

  • Ben Horsley - Director, Communications & Community Outreach, Granite School District

Download Session Assets



Accessibility of online content is an increasingly important topic. This includes more than just websites; it includes any document that you put on the web... more

  • Everette Bacon - Supervisor, Technology and Employment Services, Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, State of Utah
4:15 PM

Executive Reception

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