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Dec 4 - 5, 2014

"I am very excited and hopeful for this year’s 14th annual Wisconsin Digital Government Summit. As government IT professionals, we can educate each other on how we position IT to help achieve business goals for the state, counties and municipalities.   There are many challenges and opportunities we can address together in a collaborative manner if we leverage all our resources. Our community of partners can help us evaluate creative and innovative approaches to support and strengthen government services that are mobile and responsive. We are reinventing government work processes with technology solutions that optimize and transform services for Wisconsinites, while reducing operating costs. We have phenomenal staff throughout government that will encourage dialogue between policy makers, business people and IT professionals, including building collaborative relationships and then letting our talent flourish to make Wisconsin a premier state." 

– David Cagigal, Chief Information Officer, State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Digital Government Summit 2014


Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Wisconsin 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:

  • The Skinny on LEAN in Wisconsin
  • Our Workplace is on Fire! - Lessons Learned from a Real Life Disaster Recovery Event
  • How to Collaborate Effectively
  • Mobile First
  • You Never Know How Connected You are Until You’re Not – A Conversation on Being Prepared
  • Security Mega Trends
  • Analytics in the Age of Big Data
  • Transformative Technologies for Citizen Engagement


Opening Keynote:


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Disruptive Innovation in Government

Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

New technologies and disruptive trends are radically reshaping the face of cities across the globe. As an increasing number of cities are confronted by new economic forces, such as Uber and Airbnb, government agencies are being forced to react and respond within this new and unfamiliar landscape.  These new challenges force us to ask, how do we make sense of it all? Dustin Haisler has been studying human behavior and disruptive technologies since his early days as the Assistant City Manager / CIO for the City of Manor, Texas. As an early pioneer of government crowdsourcing and gamifying citizen engagement, Dustin will open up his years of research and provide a look into the underlying trends and technologies that are driving change within our cities.

Lunch Keynote:


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A New Spin on Transportation and the Internet of Things

Suman Banerjee, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Madison

UW-Madison has been chosen as just one of four institutions to receive Innova Dash all-electric vehicles as a campus sustainability research project that demonstrates the “Internet of Things” and to showcase zero-emission vehicles on campus. The uniquely equipped electric vehicles are being used as research to reduce the campus’s carbon footprint, foster research involving sensor data, use Internet2’s advanced technologies and broaden understanding of the Internet of Things phenomenon. The cars, called “new urban electric vehicles,” connect to the UW's wireless network and are equipped with tablet-sized personal computers. Professor Suman Banerjee will share the research that supports this project, as well as insight into UW’s cutting-edge research on wireless and mobile technologies.


Second Day Keynote:


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From Analyst to Hero: How Big Data Led to Bin Laden

Cynthia Storer, Former CIA Senior Analyst

Cindy was part of a team of CIA intelligence analysts – dubbed "The Sisterhood" – who discovered obscure data patterns signaling that Al-Qaeda was a coordinated and highly dangerous threat. Though the team raised the alarm, few people listened. Then 9/11 changed the world. Cindy became a key strategic analyst, helping the nation’s policymakers frame their understanding of terrorism and Al-Qaeda. Her pioneering work helped lay the foundation for the efforts of the analysts and targeting officers who eventually found Bin Laden’s hideout, as depicted in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. In this riveting keynote address, Cindy tells the inside story of how Big Data helped lead to the identification and capture of Al-Qaeda leaders, including the most wanted man in history. Her inspirational messages include: believe in what you do, take responsibility, trust your instincts, and be willing to think outside the box.


Registration Information

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration Fee per person: $25.00

Registration by credit card only; no billing.

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:

Jennifer Caldwell, Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1345

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

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