The vendor exhibit section of the Digital Government Summit was busy last year due to a record-setting number of vendors attending the event. The 2008 Summit is expected to be even bigger.
The 2008 Kentucky Digital Government Summit will take place at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.
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 discussion 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. To learn more about the award nomination process, go to kentucky.gov/bestofkentucky/. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 31, at 6:00 p.m.
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.
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, and an early registration discount is available for government employees until March 21, 2008.