Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit 2018

Nov 28 - 29, 2018
Harrisburg, PA


Government Technology's passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Pennsylvania 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 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.

Topics Include:

  • Cyber Risk Assessment and Beyond
  • As a Service
  • The Citizen Experience
  • Embracing Agile
  • Data Revolution
  • Service Orchestration and Automation
  • Security Strategic Planning
  • Blockchain and You
  • Election Security
  • Conversational Artificial Intelligence

A message from our Keynote Speaker

The 14th annual Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit is a great opportunity for the information technology community to gather and discuss hot topics. What’s hot? Citizen engagement, strategic thinking, incremental innovation, digital government, and artificial intelligence - to name a few. The Commonwealth executed significant plans that are changing mindsets, and there is more to come. Please join us at this year’s event to connect, explore, learn, and ignite what’s next. I hope you will be there!

- John MacMillan, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


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Hilton Harrisburg

One North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-6000

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Suhail Ahmad
Chief Innovation Architect
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Glenn Angstadt
Chief Information Officer
Chester County

Erik Avakian
Chief Information Security Officer
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Steve Bortner
Director of Information Technology
City of Harrisburg

Sean Crager
Chief Information Officer
Conservation and Environment Delivery Center
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Michael DeMatt
Chief Information Officer
Infrastructure and Economic Development Delivery Center
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Karl Demi
Director of Information Services
Lycoming County

Tom Guenther
Chief Information Officer
Dauphin County

Margaret Hively
Director of Enterprise Solutions
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Kurt Hoffeditz
Chief Information Officer
Franklin County

Don Jacobs
Chief Information Officer
Bucks County

Robert Kennedy
Chief Information Officer
Lehigh County

Rosa Lara
Director, Office of Strategy and Management
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Laura Lewis
Deputy Executive Director
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Justin Loose
Director of Information Systems
Berks County

John MacMillan
Chief Information Officer
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Dave Naisby
Chief Information Officer
Employment, Banking and Revenue Delivery Center
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

PN Narayanan
Chief Information Officer
Pennsylvania Treasury Department
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Sandra Patterson
Chief Information Officer
Health and Human Services Delivery Center
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Rita Reynolds
Chief Information Officer
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Dustin Rhoads
Chief Information Officer
Public Safety Delivery Center
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Richard Schuettler
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Municipal League

Dr. Samir Shah
Clinical Professor in Management Information Systems
Department of Management
Drexel University

Julie Snyder
Chief Information Officer
General Government Delivery Center
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Jim Weaver
Chief Technology Officer
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Maggie Weidinger
Director of Information Technology and Budget Services
Lancaster County

Industry Representatives

Randy Davidson
Strategic Account Executive

Joann Fake
Managing Client Partner

Thomas Frederick
PACS Program Manager

Rick Fritz
Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships

Ed Haines
Sr. Account Executive

Genevieve Kessler
Enterprise Account Executive

Tom Ray
Google Cloud Platform

Lacy Ryan
Senior Manager
Public Service

Dan Scheel
Director, Healthcare & SLED, Mid-Atlantic

Paul Seifried
Sales Manager

Adam Thornton
Director of Operations
Pennsylvania Interactive, LLC

Lori E. Toth
Area Manager, State & Local Government
Ricoh USA, Inc.

John Weathersby
Sales Executive
Public Sector
Amazon Web Services

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: November 28 and 29, 2018

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

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

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Lauren Fahndrich
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1378 
E-mail: lfahndrich@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Alison Del Real
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  alison.delreal@govtech.com


Harrisburg, PA


Hilton Harrisburg

One North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-6000

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Phone: (800) HILTONS
Rate: $172.00 single/double
Cut-off date: 10/29/18
Please reference the ‘Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit’ when making your room reservations over the phone to receive our group rate. Reservations may also be made online at: http://group.hilton.com/PennsylvaniaDigitalGovernmentSummit.


The hotel offers valet parking for $24/overnight and $18/daily for guests. Guests of the Hilton Harrisburg may also self-park in the connecting Walnut Street parking garage at a reduced rate. Special subsidized rates are listed below:
- Overnight Guests..............…….....$10.00/Evening - Unlimited Exits
- Banquet & Meeting Guests...........$5.00/Exit


The hotel provides transportation from the Harrisburg International Airport at a rate of $14.00 per person each way. Please contact the hotel directly prior to your arrival/departure for reservations.