Wisconsin Digital Government Summit 2016

Dec 1 - 2, 2016
Madison, WI


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 sector 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 timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations and their own career paths.

This Year’s Topics Include:

  • Cybersecurity: How Do I know When I’m Doing Enough?
  • Analytics – Turning Data into Knowledge for the Public Good
  • Lean Wisconsin
  • The Virtual Data Center Tour (Managing the hybrid cloud with federated identity and access management)
  • You’ve Been Breached – Now What?
  • Analytics –State of practice in agencies.
  • The Power of Citizen Engagement
  • Data Governance – The Key to Efficient and Open Government
  • What Makes a Smart City?

A message from our Keynote Speaker

2016 has been another year of growth and progress while being effective, efficient and accountable to achieve our top five priorities; job growth, workforce development, education reform, lean government, and investing in our infrastructure. We also continue to focus on our customers to ensure we are their provider of choice (vision) and that every citizen engagement is optimized (mission). Our four goals focus on innovation, e-government, infrastructure and workforce development. All related programs and projects are aligned with our enterprise strategies and individual departments and agency work plans. This collaboration offers consistency of best practices across the state’s IT organizations to achieve economies of scale, while also listening and soliciting great ideas from every corner of state and local government. We are confident we have an incredible staff throughout government that meets all challenges and seizes every opportunity to make Wisconsin a premier state. Our citizens will keep us challenged to be a digitally and secured ‘Smart State’.


- David Cagigal, Chief Information Officer, State of Wisconsin


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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 261-4000

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Karen Arriola
Information Technology Director/Chief Information Officer
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
State of Wisconsin

Gregory Beach
Director of Innovation and Enterprise Collaboration
Department of Administration
State of Wisconsin

Mike Biagioli
Chief Information Officer
Waukesha County

David Cagigal
Chief Information Officer/Division Administrator
Department of Administration
State of Wisconsin

Mickey Crittenden
Director of Information Technology
Rock County

Thomas Haukohl
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Health Services
State of Wisconsin

Bob Johnson
Information Technology Director
Department of Transportation
State of Wisconsin

Kurt Kiefer
Information Technology Director
Department of Public Instruction
State of Wisconsin

Gerard Klein
Director, Information Technology
City County Information Technology Commission
City of Wausau/Marathon County

Paul Kronberger
Chief Information Officer
Information Technology
City of Madison

Dave Maradiaga
Information Technology Director
Department of Military Affairs
State of Wisconsin

Steve McDowell
Chief Information Officer/Information Technology Director
Department of Children & Families
State of Wisconsin

Steve Mueller
Chief Information Officer
Employee Trust Funds
State of Wisconsin

Don Nelson
Chief of Staff
Office of the Chief Information Officer
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Richard Offenbecher
Information Technology Director/Chief Information Officer
Department of Revenue
State of Wisconsin

Laurie Panella
Chief Information Officer
Milwaukee County

John Parshall
Information Technology Director
La Crosse County

Andrew Schmiechen
Systems Architect
Economic Development Corporation
State of Wisconsin

Wayne Sleeter
Information Technology Director
Oconto County

Curtis Taylor
Information Technology Director
Department of Corrections
State of Wisconsin

Herb Thompson
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Administration
State of Wisconsin

Amit Trivedi
Information Technology Director
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
State of Wisconsin

Joe Wenninger
Information Technology Director
City Of Neenah

Dan Zadra
Chief Information officer
Housing and Economic Development Authority
State of Wisconsin

Industry Representatives

Claire Bailey

Bob Bryar
Account Executive

Holton Hawkins
Sales Manager

Kenny Holmes
Public Sector
Palo Alto Networks

Nicole Randol
General Manager
Wisconsin Interactive Network, LLC

Nathan Reuter
Account Executive

Jennifer Rose
Account Manager
ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

Greg Sherrill
Sales Executive
Unisys Corporation

Tom Sisk
Manager, Business Area Sales
US Cellular

Suzi Wagner
Solutions Executive
Government, Education, Medical

Summit Exhibitors Made Possible by Our Corporate Partners

Registration Information / Contact Us

Registration for this event is now closed as we have reached maximum capacity. For questions or to be added to a wait list, please contact Jennifer Caldwell at jcaldwell@erepublic.com.

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

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Jennifer Caldwell
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1345
E-mail: jcaldwell@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1435
E-mail: hearney@govtech.com


Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 261-4000

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The Monona Convention Center is located in downtown Madison, 3 blocks from the Capitol.



Monona Terrace features a 600-space, machine-operated parking structure, which is accessible via East Wilson Street and the eastbound lanes of John Nolen Drive.

Parking charges are $2.00/per hour until 5:00 pm or

$12/daily maximum.

For additional parking structures within the downtown Madison area, please visit the Monona Terrace website.


Government Technology does not have a room block established for this event; however, the following hotels are located near the host facility and may be considered for event accommodations:

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-5100

Hyatt Place Madison/Downtown
333 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-2700

The Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-6000