May 21, 2015

"Once again, Utah received an A in the Center for Digital Government's Digital States Survey for its digital technologies practices. Doesn't knowing that make an event like the Utah Digital Government Summit even more exciting? I know that's how I feel about it. You'll have the opportunity to connect with your state and local government peers while learning from the best-of-the-best in the government IT world. I'm very excited for this event, and am looking forward to seeing you there!"

- David Fletcher, Chief Technology Officer, State of Utah

Utah Digital Government Summit 2015

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To view presentations where available, see Agenda Page.



Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Utah Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public- and private-sector leaders to create an agenda designed to make that passion relevant and actionable to the state and local government organizations attending the summit. Participants tell us they use the inspirational keynotes, leadership discussions, networking breaks, and the timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations.
If you influence or participate in technology decisions or implementations at any level, you will want to attend.  Don't miss this opportunity to see the latest in digital government solutions, keep abreast of current policy issues, and network with key government executives, technologists and industry specialists.

This Year’s Topics Include:

  • Breach! When Bad Things Happen to Good People (and Their Organizations)
  • The Wide World of the Internet of Things
  • Leveraging Social Media for Citizens
  • Open Data – Get Ready!
  • The Impact of Broadband in Utah
  • Developing Mobile Apps: Starting with the End…User
  • Data in Action: An Example of Collaborative Modeling
  • Connected Government
  • Accessible and Inclusive Government – Meeting the Needs of Each and Every Citizen


Opening Keynote - Find Your Voice


Jim_Meskimen_HeadshotJim Meskimen, Master Impressionist and Communication Coach

Today’s culture emphasizes the value of teamwork and collaboration, sometimes at the expense of the individual. This is particularly true in the IT arena where you can sometimes find yourself stereotyped, or even worse, not taken seriously by potential stakeholders. What good are insights and solutions if your words get lost in the crowd? You need to make sure that you’re heard! Jim Meskimen has spent the past 30 years studying the most famous, creative and interesting people in modern times. In this fascinating and hilarious session, Jim discusses – and illustrates – the traits and methods used by some of the best and most charismatic communicators in the world. Don’t settle for being “one of the crowd”. YOU have a unique identity. YOU have a voice!



Afternoon Keynote

Dustin_Haisler_headshotDustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

Where there's a will there's a way. Technology has reached the point where it can support just about anything that anyone wants to do. The toughest challenge for a government organization is to embrace the process of reinventing itself, but sometimes external pressures leave you no choice.  In this eye-opening session, noted innovator Dustin Haisler will discuss emerging trends and technologies that are disrupting the way citizens interact with businesses and government agencies.


Registration Information


Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager (916) 932-1435.


Contact Us


For registration and general assistance contact:

Raquel Figueira, Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1341


Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435