July 30

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Cybersecurity is at the top of the priority list for CIOs today as they work to implement technologies and establish policies that will keep their people safe and their data secure.

Join the Center for Digital Government on July 30 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern for a job-critical discussion as we talk with CIOs from three states – Georgia, Wisconsin and Indiana – about how they are prioritizing spending on cybersecurity, how they are justifying those expenditures and the innovative technologies they are looking at implementing. Margaret Brunner from the National Governor’s Association will also join us to discuss how the NGA is bringing states together to address the upcoming challenge of election security.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from your peers and discuss together how we can combat ever-evolving cyber threats.


Maggie Brunner

Maggie Brunner

Program Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, NGA

Maggie Brunner serves as a program director for the NGA Center for Best Practices’ Homeland Security & Public Safety Division. Here, Brunner focuses on state cybersecurity policy, homeland security, emergency communications and public safety technology.
Prior to joining NGA in 2017, Brunner was an associate at the Police Executive Research Forum where she worked on homeland security issues that affect state and local law enforcement. She has authored several publications on promising practices for law enforcement in the areas of cybercrime enforcement, the use of technology in criminal investigations, refugee outreach and engagement, school safety, and immigration issues. Brunner also spent several years as a consultant with the Department of Homeland Security in its Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.
Brunner holds a J.D. from William & Mary Law School and a bachelor’s degree in history from Tufts University. Brunner is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

David Cagigal

David Cagigal

CIO, State of Wisconsin

David is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in information technology visioning, strategic planning and management. He is experienced in converging business strategies with ever-changing and innovating information technologies. He also identifies and implements the appropriate change management processes and risk mitigating strategies for each unique culture. David has held executive IT positions at Alliant Energy, DeVry University, DePaul University, Maytag and Amoco that crosses multiple industries and business functions.

Dewand Neely

Dewand Neely

CIO, State of Indiana

Dewand Neely is the Chief Information Officer for the State of Indiana, overseeing the Indiana Office of Technology and leading the state’s technology efforts. Dewand was one of the initial employees of the Office of Technology, created in 2005, and assisted with statewide IT consolidation. While starting his career in consulting, he has spent the last 13 years serving the State at the Indiana Office of Technology in various capacities before being appointed CIO in 2015. He serves on several boards including being an executive committee member and director for NASCIO, an external advisory board member for CERIAS and a foundation board member for Goodwill. Neely received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University’s School of Technology and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Calvin Rhodes

Calvin Rhodes

CIO, State of Georgia

Calvin C. Rhodes has served as CIO for the state of Georgia and Executive Director of the Georgia Technology Authority since 2011. He has successfully led the state’s public/private partnership to transform state government’s IT enterprise. Under his direction, the state is evolving its service delivery model. Mr. Rhodes chairs Georgia’s Statewide Cybersecurity Board and led GTA’s oversight of the construction of the Georgia Cyber Center, which opened in July 2018.

Dustin Haisler

Dustin Haisler — Moderator

Chief Innovation Officer, Center for Digital Government

Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As Chief Innovation Officer, Haisler has a strategic role to help shape the company’s products, services and future direction.