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Kentucky Digital Government Summit Coming April 22

Paul Taylor, Ph.D.

Paul Taylor, Ph.D.,
Summit Keynote Speaker

"The Digital Government Summit provides a once-a-year opportunity for Kentucky government IT leaders to come together to share ideas and successes.  Whether at the state, regional or local level, Kentucky is using information technology in innovative and award-winning ways.  This summit provides a valuable forum where we can all learn from each other and our vendor partners.  The keynote address promises to be full of great ideas for saving money and improving government services, both of which are high priorities given the state's current budget situation.  Kentucky citizens deserve the best in information technology and this event will help us discover the ideas and formulate the strategies that will make it happen."

- Steve Dooley
  Interim Commissioner
  Commonwealth Office of Technology

Best of Kentucky Technology Awards logo

For the eighth straight year, the Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) will partner with Government Technology magazine and industry sponsors to host the 2008 Kentucky Digital Government Summit.

This year's conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, Kentucky on April 22. The one-day gathering of IT leaders from across the commonwealth will provide a forum for communications and collaboration on technology solutions and business practices. The conference provides opportunities for attendees to interact with each other and key vendors on technology solutions and strategies that will help those in the public sector increase efficiency and improve services.

Opening Keynote:  Paul Taylor, Ph.D., Chief Strategy Officer, Center for Digital Government

As governments face increasingly tightened finances and diminishing revenues, information technology offers solutions to help with these challenges. This fascinating and fast-paced keynote session will provide the best ideas from hundreds of nominees and dozens of winners from the Center for Digital Government’s intensive national surveys of best and emerging practices in the public sector IT community.

Best of Kentucky Technology Awards

The Best of Kentucky Technology Awards Program was established in 2006 to salute Kentucky's IT professionals and managers for their dedication and accomplishments. Agency heads and others throughout the state are invited to submit nominations, with a formal nomination committee reviewing each submission and selecting a winner in each category. Categories recognize leadership, innovation, collaboration and stellar achievements by the commonwealth and local governments.

Afternoon Keynote:  Situation Room - Data Breach

Modeled on the concept of the White House Situation Room, this session will take the audience through a data breach simulation. No one wants to be front page news because of a data breach, but it is possible to be prepared and to stay out of the headlines. This thought-provoking session will focus on how to prevent a data breach, how to react to a loss should it occur and how and when to disclose it.

Summit Sessions

The digital government conference will include numerous sessions on other current topics of interest to IT managers and executives:

  • Digital Citizenship;
  • Web-Based Security–The Next Frontier;
  • Wireless Challenges and Opportunities;
  • Next Generation Workforce;
  • Securing Laptops and Mobile Devices;
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery;
  • Electronic Records and e-Discovery;
  • Greening of IT;
  • Public Records–What is Private Information?; and
  • Homeland Security and the Role of IT.

Additional information about the summit's program and registration may be found by visiting the links below:

A group rate is available for agencies with five or more attendees.


Last Updated 4/7/2008