UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Leaders in digital government will converge in San Jose, California, this October for a three-day conference addressing technology challenges and major trends in managing information in the public sector.
The Digital Government Summit, hosted by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement, will take place from October 29-31, 2012.
Attendees will hear about capability requirements to implement the White House's Digital Government Roadmap, a major focus for agency information officers, communicators and program managers. Other sessions will cover acquisition priorities and trends for enhancing mobility management, as well as how to leverage and benchmark social media.
State and local government officials will be able to foster connections to other government agencies and innovative IT companies.
On the optional Big Data Management focus day, Oct. 29, a series of sessions and workshops will focus on harnessing the power of the enormous amount of data now collected by agencies. NASA's social media manager will share best practices from administering over 200 social media accounts. A trio of California state health and systems officials will dive deep into big data as it related to implementing the Affordable Care Act.
The main summit on Oct. 30 and 31 will kick off with a Tuesday keynote by Nabil Fares, CIO, Department of Public Health, State of California on "Gov 2.0 Mobility Management: How to Maximize Challenges and Opportunities."
Featured speakers at the conference include:
• John Yembrick, Social Media Manager, NASA Headquarters
• Richard Kerby, Senior Inter-regional Adviser on e-Government, United Nations
• Scott Burns, CEO & Co-Founder, GovDelivery
• Chris Cruz, Deputy Director and CIO, Department of Health Services, State of California
The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense. IDGA puts on numerous professional conferences each year that bring together speakers and participants from military, government and industry.
"Digitizing the government has to be implemented by every state agency from May 2012 through May 2013," says Verena Lagler, program director for IDGA. "[Attendees will] discover the capability requirements and acquisition priorities of key organizations straight from high-level government executives, specifically in regards to information management (CMS), mobility and big data management."
Other speakers include:
• Melody Hayes, Deputy Director, Office of Systems Integration, State of California
• Captain Cappy Surette, Public Relations Director, US Navy
• Daniel Holden, Chief Hacking Prevention Officer, California Natural Resources Agency
• Joseph A. Panora, Director, Enterprise Information Services (EIS), Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
• Andrew Einhorn, CEO, OhMyGov
• Liana Bailey-Crimmins, CIO, Correctional Health Care Services, California
Details on conference fees and registration can be found at digitalgovernmentconference.com
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